Teachers of TN: Neven Holland

I chose a career in education to respond to a need where the workers are few. My growing awareness of racial achievement gaps and educational inequities allowed me to see education as more than just your ordinary profession. Six years ago, being a teacher was the last thing I wanted to do based on my own experiences as a student. Teaching chose me when I wasn’t looking for it, and I am grateful for it. Education meant an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than myself for the good of others.

Neven Holland, fourth grade math teacher, Shelby County Schools