Name: Mrs. Holly B. Steele

Current Position: STEM Administrator

Former Positions: Teacher on Special Assignment, Science Teacher & Science Olympiad Coach at Beechwood School

Years in Education: 13

Subjects Taught: Science, but I've taught PE, Health, Forensics and Media Applications in the past

Educational Background:

  • Orange County Department of Education - Costa Mesa, CA (Preliminary Administrative Services Credential - Completed February 2017)
  • Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX (Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in Science Education - ON HOLD)
  • University of California at Irvine - Irvine, CA (MA Teaching & Single Subject Teaching Credential in Biology & Chemistry)
  • Rice University - Houston, TX (BA Biology awarded Magna Cum Laude)
  • Troy High School - Fullerton, CA (Troy Tech Certificate & IB Full Diploma)

Professional Recognitions:

  • Google Certified Educator, Level 1 & 2, March 2017
  • Apple Teacher (iPad, Mac, Swift Playgrounds)
  • National Science Education Leadership Association Emerging Science Education Leadership Scholarship Award Winner, May 2015
  • Google Educator, September 2014
  • Orange County Register "Classroom Hero," May 2014
  • Outstanding Coach, Science Olympiad Regional Competition - 2009, 2012-2014
  • California Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2011
  • Orange County Teacher of the Year, 2011
  • Fullerton School District Teacher of the Year, 2010
  • Beechwood School Teacher of the Year, 2010
  • California State University, Fullerton Honored Educator, 2009
  • Project Tomorrow High Impact Teacher in Math, Science and Technology, 2007

Professional Associations:

  • Association for California School Administrators
  • National Science Education Leadership Association
  • Computer Using Educators
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • National Middle Level Science Teachers Association
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • California Science Teachers Association

Activities Outside of Education: Playing Ice Hockey, Reading, Hiking, Visiting National Parks, Camping