Clinical Faculty, English as a New Language
Holly Rivera is a fifth grade teacher at Holy Ghost Catholic School since 2007. She taught Kindergarten and then 2nd grade in Puerto Rico for 6 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 at St. Michael’s College in Vermont. In 2017, 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 2019. She believes ENL provides the knowledge and resources 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. Currently she 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 freshman at NMSU, and her daughter is in ninth grade. In her free time, she enjoys reading and watching “Fixer Upper.”