Teacher assistant Christopher Holley at Providence High School has always wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people. “I love the daily interaction with my students,” said Holley. “I love the fact that I have a very strong bond with the children as well as their parents.
Holley has been named the Southeast Learning Community Teacher Assistant of the Year.
Holley wears many hats at Providence. He works with Exceptional Children (EC) Extensions students, providing them with personal care, health services, emotional support and academic support. He also can be seen working individually with students in the classroom. Providence High Principal Dr. Tracey Harrill said teachers love working with Holley. “Mr. Holley makes such a valuable, positive impact on EC students and the rest of our school.”
Holley has also shared his talents on the gridiron. He’s helped Providence’s football program by repairing equipment and generally motivating players to always put their best efforts into being part of a team.
Holley said he was humbled and shocked to be named Teacher Assistant of the Year. “There are so many other assistants that are worthy of this honor,” he said. “This honor has reinforced an old saying that my late father told me: Whether you know it or not, someone is always watching you. They are watching how you treat people, and how you make them feel.”