by Kate Evans
Carrie Holloway was hired as a new Berkeley Springs High School Assistant Principal at the September 6 Morgan County School Board meeting. High school Assistant Principal Kevin Pittsnogle recently resigned. Holloway’s effective start date for her position hasn’t been determined yet.
Holloway joins Berkeley Springs High School Principal Mitch Nida and Assistant Principal Matthew Bender on the high school’s administrative team.
Holloway said she is in her 10th year of education and has served as a unified arts teacher and coach in Berkeley County for more than five years. She taught sixth to eighth grade family and consumer sciences for three years at Spring Mills Middle School, then changed to teaching learning skills to sixth grade, foreign language exploratory to seventh grade and career awareness to eighth grade at the school.
Holloway has also been games manager for Spring Mills Middle School while coaching track and field for Spring Mills High School.
Holloway previously taught high school at Loudoun County Schools, Virginia for four years where she focused mostly on personal finance and economics, which are both mandatory subjects in the state. She also taught independent living, housing and fashion design, human development, gourmet foods and CAMPUS, an in-school college prep program for first generation college-bound students. Holloway also served as a new teacher mentor.
Holloway received her Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministry and Business Administration at the University of Valley Forge and worked in ministry positions before transitioning to the corporate world. She later decided to return to college to pursue teaching to follow her passion for mentoring.
Holloway earned her teaching credentials at Shenandoah University and her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Regent University. She also received a Leadership Development certificate from the Bethel Masters Commission while traveling on an international motivational speaking team.
Holloway shared that her choices as a high schooler formed her into the educator that she is today. Holloway said she didn’t make good choices then but she also didn’t have an educator that took time to help her through hard times.
“Mentoring, student/family involvement and real-world applicable lesson plans are the heart beats to Holloway’s educational mission,” she said in an emailed bio.
Holloway is also mother of an eleventh grade student athlete at Spring Mills High School, of whom she is very proud.
Holloway said she is honored and humbled to be joining the Berkeley Springs High School staff as an assistant principal. She is “extremely excited to be back full time with high school.”
“I am looking forward to becoming a part of the Berkeley Springs community and cheering on our students as they mature into their futures,” Holloway said.
Holloway expected her official first day as assistant principal to be Tuesday, September 20.