ISTS Election for Vice-Chair
Jackie Holland Candidate Biography
Science Teacher, Ankeny Community School District
BA in Elementary Education from Simpson College, Indianola, IA
MS in School Guidance & Counseling from Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA
I am a 6th grade science teacher at Parkview Middle School in Ankeny, Iowa. This is my sixteenth year of teaching, my fourth in Ankeny. Prior to Ankeny, I taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade science in Marshalltown. These two districts have provided me with a variety of experiences that I am thankful for.
My enthusiasm for science began in middle school after strongly disliking it for several years; I can thank my grandma for that change in thinking! I have worked with department members to solidify common formative and summative assessments integrating critical thinking skills and inquiry-based instructional methods. We are currently implementing Standards Referenced Grading Practices and are preparing for curriculum review and adoption of the NGSS.
I look forward to being an advocate for science education and STEM related fields of study in a larger capacity.