They say a journey begins with a single step. Well then Ms. Kristl Holtz certainly has taken many steps! She’s traveled to various countries, been to many different schools, and she’s even met the former president of South Vietnam!
Holtz is a Seventh and Eighth Grade Social Studies teacher right here at Richardson Middle School where she’s taught for sixteen years. Being at school for so long may seem tedious, but according to her, it’s never boring.
“In middle school one can still make a difference in a child’s life because students are still more open and malleable,” said Holtz.
Before she became a teacher she was a student at the University of Chicago in Boulder, Georgetown University, and Cal State Dominguez Hills. In high school though, Holtz was in a completely different country. She attended high school all the way overseas in the country of Taiwan!
Although teaching at Richardson is very exciting, if she were not a teacher, Holtz would want to direct theater.
Outside of teaching, Holtz enjoys many activities. Being ever the Social Studies teacher, she loves to travel. In fact, her favorite vacation spot is Italy. Reading, watching movies, and hiking are her other favorite hobbies. Her favorite book is Raintree Country and her favorite movie is Random Harvest.
Class is certainly never boring with Holtz. RMS is glad that she chose teaching over directing!