Bachelor of Applied Health Science, Health Education, Indiana University; Master’s Degree, Mathematics Education, Western Governors University
Kara Holland began teaching in 2011 and joined Connections Academy® in 2020 as a middle school math teacher. After her health education studies, she went back to school to add a middle school math endorsement. Since then, Ms. Holland has taught middle school math enrichment along with sixth, seventh, and eighth grade math.
The Online School Experience at Wyoming Connections Academy
I’ve found over my years of teaching how important it is to build relationships with students. I find it more beneficial in the virtual setting, as the time we do get to see one another, practice problems, understand content, and communicate is a lot more precious versus at a brick-and-mortar school. It takes more commitment from the student and family, but when there’s trust and support between teacher and family, they’re more than willing to meet halfway. I enjoy working one-on-one with students to help them gain the confidence that they may not have had in math. It’s fun to watch their tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language change when they start to understand the concepts we’re discussing.
I enjoy working one-on-one with students to help them gain the confidence that they may not have had in math.
— Ms. Holland
My Teaching Background
Wyoming Connections Academy prepares students not only academically to be successful but also teaches them how to be organized, learn how to communicate with adults, take ownership of their work, understand time management, prepare for due dates, and work hard in a whole different setting.
Hobbies and Interests
Parents need to keep in mind that they need to be a part of their child’s education when joining Wyoming Connections Academy. The key to success with us is the communication component. The children can do a lot on their own, but also need that parent involvement daily for support and guidance. At the end of the day, children need to have their parents there to discuss, help, guide, and support them through this program. It’s a tougher program, but a student needs to know that they not only have their teacher’s support but their parents’ involvement as well.