Join date: May 1, 2021

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Hi y’all!

I'm Holly (she/her). I live in Durham, North Carolina where I’ve taught at Hillside High School, Durham's historically Black high school, for the past 15 years. I currently teach International Baccalaureate Programme English and advise the Hillside Gender and Sexuality Alliance. I also mentor pre-service and beginning teachers in the Duke University MAT and Teach House fellowship programs. Though I’ve lived in the South for my whole adult life, I grew up in Illinois and Wisconsin, so I’m a Midwesterner at heart.

I have much to learn about Muslim culture so I am humbled and thrilled to be part of this institute. I’m especially excited to discover new poets and songwriters, as studying poetry and lyrics with my students is one of my favorite parts of teaching.

When I’m not teaching, I’m usually fussing over my houseplants, perfecting my at-home cocktail game (thanks pandemic!), revering the brilliance of Janelle Monáe, or planning an October brunch-time wedding with my fiancé Dolores (they/them).

Holly Jordan

Holly Jordan

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