Phone: 716-209-6448 ext.2345
Degrees and Certifications:
BS in English, History and Secondary Education 1978(Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah) MS in Social Studies Education 1985(State University College at Buffalo) MS in Creative Studies 1995(State University College at Buffalo) NYS Teaching Certificate in English and Social Studies
Hello! My name is Ms. Kathy Holmes, and I will be your ELA teacher this year. I began my teaching career in Granite School District in SLC, Utah in 1978 as an Adult Basic Education instructor at Kearns Community School. In 1982 I relocated to WNY to teach English and social studies at St. Mary's High School in Lancaster, and finally, in 1985 I joined Orchard Park Schools to teach English and social studies at the high school. I have been a teacher at OP Middle School since 2007.
Favorite Books: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Harry Potter, Possession by A.S. Byatt
Favorite Plays: A Raisin in the Sun, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Miracle Worker, An Enemy of the People, Twelve Angry Men
Favorite Movies: The Quiet Man, Fried Green Tomatoes, Wonder Woman, Up
Favorite Vacation Spots: Chautauqua Institute, Jekyll Island, any National Park or Monument, museums