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Holley M. Ziglar

3110 Buckingham Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604

423-534-0435 (Cell) | ziglar@etsu.edu

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

M.Ed. (May 2013): Major - Elementary Education
East Tennessee State University – Johnson City, TN
Kappa Delta Pi, International Golden Key Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Phi

M.A. (May 1999): Major - Christian Education/Children’s Ministry
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – Louisville, KY
Cum Laude Graduate, Dean’s List, SGA assistant

B.S. (May 1995): Major - Elementary Education
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Cum Laude Graduate, Dean’s List, Scholar-in-Residence Award, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Musicians Officer, Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities

State of Tennessee Teaching License #000256692
Endorsements: 401 (Elementary 1-8) and 402 (Elementary K-8)
License Expires August 2023


PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

504 Coordinator, ETSU University School, Johnson City, TN, November 2016 – present

  • Maintain confidentiality and respect all FERPA laws.
  • Develop a systematic process for monitoring building level compliance with Section 504 requirements.
  • Collect and maintain building records and documentation (evaluation reports, signed documents, etc.) for all students eligible under Section 504 and keep them in a secure environment.
  • Facilitate the implementation of the school’s policies and procedures related to Section 504 and ensure that they are applied consistently.
  • Determine appropriate Section 504 team composition
  • Facilitate Section 504 evaluations and development of Section 504 plans.
  • Provide notices and documenting parental consent.
  • Distribute Section 504 plans to appropriate staff.
  • Monitor the implementation of Section 504 plans and ensure that students are receiving appropriate accommodations/modifications for classroom and state assessments.
  • Schedule annual reviews of each Section 504 plan.
  • Schedule comprehensive re-evaluations of all students eligible under Section 504 at least every three years.
  • Assure that Section 504 plans move with the student to the next grade level and to new schools.
  • Serve as a resource to the building administrators, teachers, and staff regarding Section 504.
  • Develop a working knowledge of current laws, regulations, and guidelines related to disability discrimination in public schools, including Section 504.
  • Coordinate revisions to school policies and procedures related to Section 504, as necessary, to ensure that they are up-to-date and consistent with current requirements under these laws.

Homebound Instructor, ETSU University School, Johnson City, TN, August 2015 – present

  • Responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program to meet the needs of students who are unable to attend school for medical reasons.
  • Maintain frequent contact with parents and teachers.
  • Coordinate assignments with teachers.
  • Serve as the home-school liaison while the student is receiving homebound services.
  • Meet with student up to 3 hours per week for instruction or assessment.
  • Submit all completed work to teachers in a timely manner.
  • Scan and email corrected work to student/parent in a timely manner if the home visit will not take place before the scheduled assessment.
  • Provide specialized instructional techniques through individual sessions designed to meet the educational needs of students, as needed.
  • Provide parents with home strategies as appropriate to the student.

 

RTI2 Interventionist, ETSU University School, Johnson City, TN, October 2012 – present

  • Maintain confidentiality and respect all FERPA laws.
  • Research, compare, and select universal screeners for K-8, oversee the screening process, and maintain complete and accurate data records for each assessment.
  • Train teachers to give screening assessments.
  • Use data from quality assessments to identify areas of strength and opportunity for each student.
  • Serve as a resource for classroom teachers to help them develop research-based, instructional practices that support the development of children’s language, early literacy, writing skills, and mathematical background knowledge/concept development in the Tier I classroom.
  • Guide teachers in the data-decision making process and help them learn how to read given reports.
  • Actively triangulate data to help teachers identify and group children who need additional support and plan high-quality whole group and small group instruction.
  • Develop, implement, and teach skills-based, developmentally appropriate interventions for individual and groups of children in Tier II and Tier III to enhance their acquisition of identified skill deficits in reading, math, and written expression.
  • Ensure all interventions are taught with a high rate of fidelity.
  • Plan, schedule, and facilitate the RTI2/ID Team Meeting process (held every 4.5 weeks) with teachers and administration. Send home appropriate documentation to parents following each meeting.
  • Oversee data collection and progress monitoring at every tier.
  • Communicate effectively with students, staff, and parents on an ongoing basis.
  • Continually evaluate and seek out high-quality intervention materials in the areas of reading, math, and written expression.
  • Maintain accurate records for all students who receive Tier II or Tier III intervention.
  • Communicate regularly with Washington County to stay up to date on district policies regarding RTI2 and SPED Referrals.
  • Seek to understand and implement current policies, trends, and guidelines for students with suspected dyslexia.
  • Attend district, state, and/or national level Professional Development opportunities that focus on dyslexia and RTI2.
  • Supervise ETSU practicum students/student teachers as needed.

 

Substitute Teacher K-12, Elizabethton (TN) City Schools, August 2011 – May 2012

  • Provide substitute teaching for the Elizabethton City School System whenever needed.
  • Communicate verbally or in writing with the classroom teacher about the day’s events.
  • Keep children safe and happy while providing the best possible learning environment.

Third Grade Teacher, Ashley Academy, Johnson City, TN, August 2002 - July 2010

  • Responsible for planning, teaching, and evaluating all subject areas of third grade.
  • Serve as the TCAP coordinator for our school.
  • Collaborate with others to create a new school improvement plan.
  • Give tours for prospective families.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with parents.
  • Serve as the cheerleading coach for all ages at school.
  • Coordinate various service projects during the school year.
  • Serve as a mentor for new teachers.
  • Serve as the school-wide coordinator for annual classroom book publishing.
  • Serve as a lead teacher for student teachers from Milligan.
  • Coordinate and direct the annual 3rd/4th grade musical each spring.
  • Attend workshops, and then present information to teachers at school.

 

Private tutor for grades K-8 (all subjects), August 2002 – June 2014

  • Prepare and teach individualized lessons for students based on their current academic needs, primarily in math and reading.
  • Communicate with parents (and teachers when available) on a regular basis to assess student achievement/progress, and to develop additional goals.

 

Third Grade Teacher, Southwood Elementary School, Lexington, NC, August 2001 - June 2002

  • Responsible for planning, teaching, and evaluating all subject areas of third grade.
  • Work with seven other grade-level teachers to plan and coordinate activities for third grade.
  • Provide after-school tutoring for “at-risk” students.
  • Establish and maintain effective school-home communication by keeping a daily log of interaction with parents.
  • Attend all meetings for grade level, school staff, and system-wide teachers.

Preschool Teacher, Ashley Academy, Johnson City, TN, August 1995 - June 1997

  • Responsible for developing, planning, teaching, and evaluating an effective preschool program using current TN standards for kindergarten.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with parents.
  • Serve as the cheerleading coach for all ages at our school.
  • Coordinate various service projects during the school year.
  • Attend workshops and then present information to teachers at my school.

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Graduate Assistant 4th Grade, University School, Johnson City, TN, September 2011 - October 2012

  • Work with small groups of students who need extra help, especially in reading and math.
  • Assist the teacher with daily supervision and instruction (monitor student progress and help when needed).
  • Create bulletin boards and classroom displays.
  • Grade papers.
  • Serve as substitute teacher when asked.
  • Keep children safe and happy while providing the best possible learning environment.

Children’s Minister, Rich Fork Baptist Church, Thomasville, NC, June 1999 - June 2001

  • Responsible for developing, implementing, staffing, and evaluating all church activities for children ages birth – grade 5.
  • Attend all staff meetings, deacons’ meetings, and preschool/children’s planning meetings.
  • Visit shut-ins and have a designated day to visit the hospitals each week.
  • Make weekly contact with visitors and new families to the church by phone, email, postcard, or home visit.
  • Responsible for recruiting, training, supporting, and evaluating appropriate volunteers.
  • Develop and oversee the child safety and security program.
  • Attend professional development workshops and implement new ideas as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain a well-stocked teacher resource room.
  • Oversee (staff and/or lead) VBS, Sunday School, Kids Worship, missions programs, summer activities, Nursery, and childcare for annual Easter/Christmas musicals.

Director of Christian Education for Children, Portland United Methodist Center, Louisville, KY, August 1997 - May 1999

  • Develop, prepare, lead, and evaluate a daily after-school Christian education program for inner-city children in grades 3-5.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with the neighborhood and families.
  • Assist in planning and leading the weekend worship service for families.
  • Help coordinate local church volunteers and snack resources.
  • Work with local organizations (Junior League, school systems, church organizations) to coordinate gifts, field trips, and resources for the center.
  • Write curriculum as needed for educational themes.

Children’s Minister, First Baptist Church, Elizabethton, TN, June 1995 - March 1999

  • Responsible for developing, planning, leading, and evaluating a summer children’s program.
  • Establish and lead a weekly missions program for children in grades 1-6.
  • Coordinate and oversee VBS.
  • Assist with weekly children’s choir and summer musical activities.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

March 28, 2019: SAMHSA NCTIC Trauma Informed Care Key Principles Course, ETSU-University School, Johnson City, TN

January 4, 2019: Jason Foundation - Mental Health Issues Surrounding Suicidal Ideation Module 2 (online)

August 22, 2018: S.P.I.R.E.Training for WCDE, Jonesborough, TN

August 2, 2018: RTI2 Interventionist Meeting – WCDE, Jonesborough, TN

June 7-9, 2018: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

June 1-3, 2017: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

January 31-February 2, 2017: Partners in Education Conference (for RTI/504/dyslexia) Nashville, TN

2016-17 Schoolyear: RTI Workshops for WCDE, Johnson City, TN and Jonesborough, TN

November 1, 2016: 2015 Title VI Training (online), ETSU, Johnson City, TN

July 5-9, 2016: Delta Kappa Gamma International Convention, Nashville, TN

June 2-4, 2016: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

February 9-11, 2016: Partners in Education Conference (for RTI/dyslexia), Nashville, TN

2015-16 Schoolyear: RTI Workshops for WCDE, Johnson City, TN and Jonesborough, TN

October 15, 2015: Title VI Training (online), ETSU, Johnson City, TN

June 4-6, 2015: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

January 27-29, 2015: Partners in Education Conference (for RTI/dyslexia), Nashville, TN

2014-15 Schoolyear: RTI Workshops for WCDE, Johnson City, TN and Jonesborough, TN

November 5, 2014: STAR 360 Training¸ Blountville, TN

August 13, 2014: Jason Foundation Suicide Prevention Module 1 (online)

July 22-24, 2014: TN Core RTI Literacy Training, Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN

June 5-7, 2014: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

2013-14 Schoolyear: RTI Workshops for WCDE, Johnson City, TN

June 6-8, 2013: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

June 7-9, 2012: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

July 13-16, 2011: Delta Kappa Gamma Southeast Regional Convention, Louisville, KY

June 9-11, 2011: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

July 20-24, 2010: Delta Kappa Gamma International Convention, Spokane, WA

June 10-12, 2010: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

July 15-18, 2009: Delta Kappa Gamma Southeast Regional Convention, Little Rock, AK

June 4-6, 2009: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

March 4, 2009: Regional TCAP Training, Knoxville, TN

December 1, 2018: A2Z Science Workshop¸ Johnson City, TN

October 28, 2008: Regional TCAP Training, Knoxville, TN

July 22-26, 2008: Delta Kappa Gamma International Convention, Chicago, IL

June 5-7, 2008: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

June 27-30, 2007: Delta Kappa Gamma Southeast Regional Convention, New Orleans, LA

June 6-8, 2007: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

August 10, 2006: Johnson City Public Library Workshop, Johnson City, TN

June 7-9, 2006: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

June 5-6, 2005: Xi State Advanced Leadership Development Seminar, Sewanee, TN

April 1-2, 2005: Xi State Leadership Development Seminar, Gatlinburg, TN

July 20-23, 2005: Delta Kappa Gamma Southeast Regional Convention, Williamsburg, VA

June 23, 2005: Johnson City Schools’ MS Publisher Workshop, Johnson City, TN

June 9-11, 2005: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

June 10-12, 2004: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

February 5, 2004: Four-Square Writing Method, Knoxville, TN

July 17-19, 2003: Delta Kappa Gamma Southeast Regional Convention, Raleigh, NC

June 12-14, 2003: Xi State (Tennessee Teachers) AnnualConvention, Sewanee, TN

June 10-14, 2002: A Week with AIMS: Math Connections, Lexington, NC

 

SERVICE

2018 – Present: Member of the RTI MUSIC2 Collaboration Grant team, ETSU Clemmer College, Johnson City, TN

2018 – 2019: University School AdvancEd Hospitality Chair, Johnson City, TN

2018 – 2019: Children’s Pastor Search Committee, Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN

2018 – Present: Second Harvest Food Packing Volunteer, Johnson City, TN

2016 – 2018: University School Morning Mile Volunteer, Johnson City, TN

2016-2017: SPIRIT Director, Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN

2015 – Present: Operation Inasmuch Food Packing Volunteer, Johnson City, TN

2012 – Present: Bible Bowl Emcee, Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN

2008 – Present: Salvation Army Bell Ringer (Christmas), Johnson City, TN

2008 – Present: Children’s Missions Day Coordinator, Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN

2004 – 2007: Preschool Committee, Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN

2002 – Present: GA Leader, Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN

2002 – Present: VBS Volunteer, Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN

2002 – 2018: Kids’ Worship Storyteller, Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN

1999 – 2001: Pilot Elementary School Community Advisory Board Member, Thomasville, NC

 

MEMBERSHIP

2002 – Present: The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (For Key Women Educators)

Chapter Level (serving Washington, Carter, and Unicoi Counties)

Offices Held

  • Parliamentarian 2010 – present
  • Treasurer 2012 - 2018
  • Treasurer 2010 - 2012
  • President 2006-2010
  • Webmaster 2007-09, 2011-2017
  • Recording Secretary 2003-2006

 

Committees

  • 2010 – present: Finance, Nominations, Communications, Rules
  • 2008-2010: Communications, Scrapbook, Rules
  • 2006-2008: Scrapbook, CIEC, Yearbook, Membership
  • 2004-2006: Scrapbook, CIEC, Courtesy, High School Essay
  • 2003 – 2004: Scrapbook, Courtesy

Devotions/Inspirations for meetings presented at least once per year since 2003

State Level (Tennessee)

Committees

  • 2017 – present: Vision Foundation Board, Vice-Chair
  • 2015 – 2017: Awards
  • 2011 – 2015: Nominations
  • 2009-2011: Area 1 Director
  • 2007-2009: CIEC Chair
  • 2005-2007: CIEC member

 Attended Xi State Committee Planning Meetings

  • September 2018
  • August 2017
  • November 2014
  • September 2013
  • November 2012
  • September 2011
  • September 2009
  • September 2007
  • September 2005

Convention Page/Table Hostess 2007 – 2018

International Level (17 countries)

International Conventions Attended

  • 2016 Nashville (Convention Reporter)
  • 2010 Spokane
  • 2008 Chicago

2002 – 2005: TN State Board Member for Odyssey of the Mind

 

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT/ACCOLADES

2016: Convention Reporter for the Delta Kappa Gamma International Convention, Nashville, TN

2012: Awarded the Mary Hall Scholarship from Xi State, $3000

2012: Awarded International Scholarship from Delta Kappa Gamma, $6000

2007: Nominated for DisneyHand Teacher Award

2006: Voice of Democracy Award Citation from the VFW Ladies Auxiliary

2005: World Finals Judge for Odyssey of the Mind, Baltimore, MD

2004-2005: Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

2003: Coca-Cola Thirst for Knowledge Teaching Award

GRANTS

Ziglar, Holley (2013). iPads for RTI. Submitted to the Xi State Vision Foundation. Funding award of $1,000.

Ziglar, Holley (2004). Techniques of Problem Solving. Submitted to Johnson City Junior League. Funding award of $200.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Ziglar, Holley (April 2018). Honoring Student Teachers. Presented at the DKG - Gamma Chapter meeting.

Ziglar, Holley (April 2017). Honoring Student Teachers. Presented at the DKG - Gamma Chapter meeting.

Ziglar, Holley (April 2016). Honoring Student Teachers. Presented at the DKG - Gamma Chapter meeting.

Ziglar, Holley (April 2015). Honoring Student Teachers. Presented at the DKG - Gamma Chapter meeting.

Ziglar, Holley (April 2014). Honoring Student Teachers. Presented at the DKG - Gamma Chapter meeting.

Ziglar, Holley (June 2013). Magnificent Munchy Motivators 2. Presented at the Xi State Annual Convention, Sewanee, TN.

Ziglar, Holley (June 2012). Magnificent Munchy Motivators. Presented at the Xi State Annual Convention, Sewanee, TN.

Ziglar, Holley (September 2011). Gamma Games Galore. Presented at the DKG - Gamma Chapter meeting.

Ziglar, Holley (September 2010). Welcome Back. Presented at the DKG - Gamma Chapter meeting.

Ziglar, Holley (October 2009). DKG Game Show – How Well Do You Know DKG? Presented at the DKG - Gamma Chapter meeting.

Ziglar, Holley (June 2009). Teachers Climb Mountains. Inspiration given at the 2nd General Session of the Xi State Convention.

Ziglar, Holley (June 2009). A Novel Study. Presented at the Xi State Annual Convention, Sewanee, TN.

Ziglar, Holley (June 2008). Teaching: A Sweet Success. Presented at the Xi State Annual Convention, Sewanee, TN.

Ziglar, Holley (April 2008). Founder’s Day. Presented at the DKG - Gamma Chapter meeting.

Ziglar, Holley (April 2007). Stress Management in the Classroom. Presented twice – local chapter meeting for DKG and Ashley Academy teacher in-service.

Ripp, Cynthia, Woods, Sherry, and Ziglar, Holley (June 2006). What is CIEC (Children’s International Education Center)? Presented at the Xi State Annual Convention, Sewanee, TN.

Ziglar, Holley (May 2006). Founder’s Day. Presented at the DKG - Gamma Chapter meeting.

Ziglar, Holley (August 2005). Four-Square Writing. Presented at Ashley Academy teacher in-service.

Ziglar, Holley (August 2004). Classroom Publishing. Presented at Ashley Academy teacher in-service.

Ziglar, Holley (August 2002). How to Teach Children about Missions. Presented at the Holston Baptist Associational Conference.

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