Spotlight on Hollis Dannaham

Hollis DannahamHollis Dannaham holds a dual master’s degree in Special and Elementary Education as well as a master’s in School Administration and Leadership. However, it was her post-graduate studies at UNC’s Center for Development and Learning in the area of the neurodevelopment of learning that gives her a unique perspective. She incorporates her knowledge of current research in learning and the brain with her experience as a teacher to bring understanding and effective strategies to teachers and school leaders. In her 35-year career she has been a special educator in Pre-K through high school and worked in day treatment, public, private, and charter schools. She started an alternative high school and acted as Director of Academic Intervention at a charter school. For the past seven years she has provided professional development workshops and embedded coaching opportunities for teachers and school leaders. She has audited special education programs and helped schools develop RTI/MTSS systems. She is passionate about supporting struggling learners and the educators who work with them.