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Meet Mrs. Raissa Holm

Name: 

My name is Mrs. Holm and I am married to Mr. Holm, who also works at WCA. We have three boys, Wyatt, Bennett and Eddison. We also have two weimaraners, Dublin and Dexter, two kittens, Fredrick and Clarabell, and seven chickens! 

 

What is your teaching assignment at Wright?

I currently teach 6th grade math, 7th grade Pre-Algebra and 8th grade Algebra 1. When I was a 2nd grader, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I have always loved learning–any subject! But math takes the cake, it’s my favorite. And I get it, math isn’t everyone’s thing, but I do get a lot of “Math isn’t my favorite, but I love your class!”. I’ll take that and run with it! 

 

Education:

I received my degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in mathematics from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 2011, and I’ve been teaching ever since!

 

What brought you to Wright?

I’ve been at Wright for 30 years! My sweet dad, Mr. Brown, with the extraordinary support of my mother, helped to open the school in 1989, leading as the superintendent. I attended K-12th grade as a student and returned in 2013 as the 3rd grade teacher.

 

What was your first-ever job? 

OH BOY! My first job was as a cashier at Wild Oats, which is now a Whole Foods. I LOVED this job—you get to meet and talk with so many different people as a cashier! I worked here my freshman year of college. I had “big plans” to move away to go to college, but my senior year of high school I got really sick and I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, which kind of derailed my plans. I decided to stay home, go to TCC and settle into this new life style. Working at Wild Oats/Whole Foods that year helped me so much in understanding my health and this new rhythm. 

 

What do you do in your spare time/special interests/hobbies?

In my spare time I like to sleep–just kidding!–But really, 3 babies in 4 years, WHEW! My favorite is to spend time with Corey and our boys, it brings me the most joy. In this, my lego building skills are greatly improving, and my child-like imagination is bringing brought back to life. 

I also LOVE to bake (especially cakes). I like cooking and finding new recipes. I love taking pictures (especially of my babies). I like crafting, and doing projects around the house. I like fires in the fireplace and binge watching good shows. I like going on walks (never been a fan of running) and hiking. I love writing, and dream of traveling SOMEDAY. I do love to read, but in this phase of life it mostly consists of reading Little Blue Truck on repeat, and all non-fiction books about dinosaurs, snakes and bugs. 

 

Guiding scripture of spiritual thought: 

“When God made you, He did a good work”. -Nancie Bea Brown

My prayer for my students, and my own children, is that they would know the value of who they are isn’t wrapped up in what they can do, how they look, how popular they are, or how much wisdom they possess. It’s wrapped up in the simple truth that God made you, He loves you, He does not make mistakes, He did a good work and He has given us the gift of redemption and hope through Jesus. And from that Truth, there is a call to action, a responsibility to continue to cultivate and share the goodness and love poured into you by our Creator, through Jesus Christ. 

“…you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.” – ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭NLT

 

What else do you want the WCA Community to know about you? 

I LOVE working with middle schoolers! They work hard and love intensely! And when counting my blessings, teaching at WCA, working with your students, is near the very top of my blessings! 

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