About Me


My name is Whitney Ihrman-Holmes ( I know that's a mouthful). I am called Mrs. Holmes at school to make it easier for everyone. smiley

I was born and raised in Kalamazoo. I received both my Bachelors and Masters degree in Elementary Education at WMU. Go Broncos! I moved to Mattawan while completing my graduate work and have lived here ever since. I have taught children from preschool to 5th grade. I spent 17 years teaching at a private school in Kalamazoo before coming to the EES.

When I am not in the classroom, I love spending time with my husband and two teenage sons. We spend a lot of time on the baseball fields, boating and enjoying Michigan. We have many pets that keep us busy including a red tail boa, leopard gecko and Norwegian dwarf rabbit. Unfortunately we recently lost our beloved English Mastiff, Boris. A new German Sheppard puppy is keeping us very busy and sleepy!

I love red licorice and my favorite color is blue!

It is such a joy to teach in my own community and where my children go to school. Thank you for sharing your children with me. This year will truly be an adventure!

Go Little Wildcats!