Welcome to Room 408!
Hello! My name is Jill Holder and I would like to welcome you to our classroom! Together we will experience a roller coaster of new beginnings filled with wonder and excitement as we learn, grow, mature, become more independent, and develop life-long relationships!
First, a little about myself: I graduated from Elon College in 1993 as a 4 year volleyball player and with a BS degree in Physical Education. I was fortunate to begin my teaching career here at Tharrington as a PE teacher in the fall of 1993. Kelly Holder and I dated for 7 years before marrying in July of 1994 and have been happily married for almost 24 years now. We are blessed with two boys, Logan (20) and Ian (18), both of whom have added much happiness (and adventure) to our lives in so many ways. We are so very grateful and thankful for each of them!
As I continued teaching PE for 11 years, I began to feel the need and desire to have more of an impact on the lives of children. I chose to seek a K-6 Elementary add-on license through Winston-Salem State University and Lees-McRae College. Following its completion, I immediately began, and continued teaching first grade, here at Tharrington for 7 years. I am currently in my 7th year of teaching Kindergarten with my wonderful Teacher Assistant, Marcie Hiatt.
While the challenges mount from year to year, I look back with no regrets and am thankful and blessed to have the opportunity to impact the life of your child in a positive and nurturing way. Your trust in my ability to help teach, mold, and shape your child is and both an honor and a blessing... thank you! I look forward to a wonderful and exciting year as we, TOGETHER, work to build a successful foundation for your child both in and beyond the classroom! Blessings always!