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Carlton Holliday

Position(s): Early Elementary Education

Department(s): Educator

Carlton Holliday is a native Washingtonian and has been teaching in Washington, D.C. for 11 years. The current program year 2023-2024 will be his second year as an educator at Chance Academy.

In 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, he enrolled in and went back to school to earn his Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Relay Graduate School of Education. He was motivated to return to school to strengthen his abilities to deliver instructional content to become a better teacher.

Carlton has a varied and unique background. He has worked as a community case manager for Volunteers of America, assisted in conducting accreditation workshops for institutions seeking initial accreditation, and learned how to adopt technological advancements that engaged and empowered children.

Carlton enjoys being an educator within the Chance Academy community because he appreciates the special philosophy and approach to teaching and student learning that Chance Academy embodies. He believes Chance Academy gives students a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience that is aligned with the program’s mission and core values, while focusing on the development of the whole child. He feels strongly that the Chance Academy community of educators is invested in developing well-rounded children and giving the students a remarkable learning experience using appropriate social, emotional, and academic learning experiences.