Mary Holmes is a second grade language comprehensive teacher in the Key School. She has been working at Carolina Day School since January 2013 and has a daughter at Carolina Day in the class of 2020. Mary's association with the Key School began July 2008 when she participated in the Key Learning Center’s Basic Multisensory Orton-Gillingham training.
“This training forever changed my professional teaching life. I learned how to meet the needs of struggling readers in a prescriptive, sequential, diagnostic way. Being able to help students with dyslexia in a professional, collegial, nurturing, challenging environment is a blessing. I had not experienced the incredible level of caring collegiality at any other school before coming to Carolina Day School. The faculty and staff here support and celebrate each other while challenging each other to be better educators. I am constantly encouraged to grow and expand my knowledge and teaching skills."
Get to know Mary Holmes:
“As a teacher and a parent here at CDS I am excited by the learning environment provided for students. 'Out of the box' thinking is not only accepted, but also encouraged. Students are not told there is one right or wrong answer to a question. They are invited to think, explore, experiment, and delve deep into questions across the curriculum. CDS encourages students to be thinkers and problem solvers, not memorizers of facts. Small class sizes, advisory groups, and a caring faculty allow students to receive the care, attention, and great instruction that they need to be successful.”