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Holly Wu, NBCT

Co-Founder

Holly-founder-275Holly Wu is an educator and mother. She was raised in Missouri and fell in love with the southwest United States during her college years. Ms. Wu was awarded “Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Elementary Education” for her graduating class in 2000 from Eastern New Mexico University. She became certified K-8, and her undergrad minor was math. Ms. Wu received her Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico in 2004 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She earned the credentials to become a reading specialist with this degree. She later earned her National Board Certified Teacher credential in 2005. Ms. Wu also became endorsed in English as a Second Language in 2006.

Her teaching background includes kindergarten through fourth grade, with experience in Reading Recovery as well. She spent two years as a K-12 District Math Coordinator and has led countless teacher and academic coach trainings.

Ms. Wu has been a busy stay-at-home mom for a few years, and during that time, she has tutored students and been enrolled as a student in the Institute of Children’s Literature, to hone her skills for writing children’s books. She is also active in her church, Unity of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, as Youth Education Director and a member of the Board of Directors.

Ms. Wu is a new author of a book, On A Whim: A Poetic Journey. Her book can be purchased through Amazon in paperback or Kindle version, and the proceeds will benefit Chinook Spirit Children’s Academy. Ms. Wu continues to write on the subjects of education and spirituality for both adults and children.

We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety, a hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. Try to be at peace with yourself and help others share that peace. If you contribute to others’ happiness, you will find the true goal, the meaning of life. -The Dalai Lama