Kara Holland

Kara Holland

Middle School & High School Teacher

Bachelor of Applied Health Science, Health Education, Indiana University, Bloomington; Master of Arts, Mathematics Education, Western Governors University; Middle School Math Endorsement, Indiana University, South Bend

Kara Holland started teaching in 2011 and joined Wyoming Connections Academy in 2020. She teaches math, pre-algebra, and Algebra I to students in grades 6–12. 

Why I Became a Teacher

I studied applied health science in college and fell in love with the idea of helping others learn how to take care of themselves and stay healthy. I then added a middle school math endorsement and a master’s degree in math to fulfill an area of education I was interested in. After working as a substitute, I started teaching full time. 

What I enjoy most about teaching here is getting to know the students and their families on a meaningful level. In brick-and-mortar schools, there isn’t enough class time to allow for those deeper conversations. Getting to know why students are with us, supporting them not only in math but in all subjects, and being their advocate has been special for me.  

The Online School Experience

At Wyoming Connections Academy, we help students at their level, whatever that is. If a student is below grade level, we support them through those frustrating times. If we have a student above grade level, we offer support and classes to challenge and push them when they want those classes.

Parents are a key component of their child’s education at this school, and their communication with us is important. Students can do a lot on their own, but need parental involvement daily for support and guidance. At the end of the day, children need to have their parents to discuss, help, guide, and support them through this program. When we all work together — student, teacher, and parents — we are setting that student up for success. 

My Interests

My husband and I have three children and two miniature schnauzers. As a family, we enjoy our time outdoors. In the summer, we love spending time at the lake boating, dirt biking, kayaking, fishing, and relaxing. I also like cooking and baking, sewing, reading — and an occasional Netflix binge.   

"This school sets the tone for respect, community, and self-advocating, while offering support for time management and organization. Those are essential components for life after school"

—  Ms. Holland