Todd Hollett was raised in rural Jackson County, located a quick 20 minutes north of Athens, Georgia. He received his BA from University of Georgia in International Affairs and his MA from Columbia University Teachers College in Educational Leadership and Organization. He is a passionate educator and technologist that believes it takes a strong school to strengthen our communities. Through my role as a teacher and leader I have successfully lead numerous initiatives to promote and develop educational opportunities in various communities both here in the United States as well as in Brazil.

 

During his undergraduate studies, he received the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant from the United States Department of Education, which enabled him to work in Fortaleza, Brazil, in the public school of CAIC as a technology teacher. Simultaneously, he studied Instructional Technology at the Universidade Federal de Ceara.

 

After graduating from the University of Georgia, joined Teach For America to teach 8th grade reading in the Rio Grande Valley. His dedication to closing the opportunity and achievement gap allowed his students to obtain the highest scores within the district, with 96% passing the end-of-the-year state exams. 

 

Todd returned home and began working with the Clarke County School District as an Instructional Technology Specialist; a district leadership position that enabled him to continue to work with students and teachers to close the high opportunity gap by helping create an award winning 1:1, student-to-learning device, program.

 

Currently, Todd works as an educational consultant with various schools assisting them increase their technology to meet educational goals, through evaluation and further development of personnel and infrastructure.