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Dr. Terri Holden Superintendent

           Dr. Terri Holden, Superintendent

I am honored to lead Yellow Springs Schools.

Our innovative approach to learning here at Yellow Springs Schools has made our district a leader in Ohio and part of the movement to prepare our young people to change the world. Our district-wide commitment to a different type of teaching and learning, of which project-based learning (PBL) is the foundation, is the core of everything we do. As a direct result, Yellow Springs Schools has been invited to join the League of Innovative Schools.

Through our PBL approach, every student, from kindergarten to 12th grade,  participates in hands-on, deeper learning that encourages creativity, collaboration, and exploration. Wrapped around our standards-based academic instruction, PBL provides our students the opportunity to tackle the real-world issues that our community faces and enables them to make an impact locally and globally. Events-both nationally and locally-since the spring of 2020 have provided context and content for our students to truly learn about the world around them. This is meaningful work!

Our success is possible not only because of the dedication of our teachers and staff, but also the commitment our students and their families show to education; the leadership of our Board of Education and administration; and the support of community members who believe in providing innovative, quality educational experiences for children.

Yellow Springs Schools continues the tradition of growing fearless thinkers and leaders. As we have clearly seen, the hope for a future for all of us lies with our children.

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Terri L. Holden, EdD
Yellow Springs Schools
Twitter: @terriholden



Dr.  Terri Holden has been Superintendent of Yellow Springs Schools since August 2019. As an educator for the last 34 years, Dr. Holden has served as a middle school and high school English teacher; high school assistant principal; middle and high school principal; and Executive Director of Teaching & Learning. She also served as an assistant professor in higher education. She holds a BA from the University of Cincinnati; an MA from the College of Mount St. Joseph; and an EdD from the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Holden resides in Yellow Springs with her wife Holly and her dog Bessie.