Clinical Faculty, English as a New Language
Holly Rivera has been a fifth-grade teacher at Holy Ghost Catholic School since 2007. She also taught kindergarten and second grade in Puerto Rico for six years. In addition, she supervised and taught in a preschool English program at a Catholic school run by Spanish nuns in Puerto Rico for one year. She earned her B.A. in elementary education from St. Michael’s College in Vermont, and last summer she received an ENL certification through the University of Notre Dame.
Holly is excited to continue working with ENL as a clinical faculty member for the Collaboration and Professional Development course for Spring 2018. She believes ENL provides the knowledge for educators to assist English language learners to be successful. The teacher gains the tools and best practices to make this possible, and shares these tools and best practices with his or her colleagues.
Holly lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has been married for 23 years to a man from Puerto Rico, and they have three children. Her oldest son is in the Navy. Her middle son is a senior in high school, and her daughter is in eighth grade. In her free time, she enjoys reading and watching “Fixer Upper."