Dr. Holly Pope’s Profile
Community member since March 2015
I also taught mathematics at the middle school and high school levels. Students in that age group reminded me to always remember deodorant and that I am making a difference in their lives. It is amazing how many of those students remember the real life project I assigned and the “life happens” bag. Teaching is not the easiest job, but it is well worth it to see the light bulbs go on when students make connections between learning and the real world.
Each day, I find new rewards for working in education, given my passion for sharing best practices and strategies for improving teaching and learning. Working at McGraw-Hill brings about the best of both worlds with the ability to make an impact on entire programs at multiple universities/colleges.
In my free time I enjoy family activities (game night, daughter’s gymnastics meets, and sitting around the fire or the pool – depending on the weather), traveling (mountains or beach), reading (murder mysteries), entertaining friends and family, crafts (decorating my 14 Christmas trees), participating in various non-profit fundraisers (where I am able to decorate more Christmas trees), and baking and decorating birthday cakes.