Ume Preparatory Academy

Joni Holder - Principal Elementary Dallas Campus

Degrees and Certifications

Joni received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Baylor University. She holds a life time teaching certificate from the state of Texas.  Joni is GT (Gifted & Talented) certified and she has a Kindergarten endorsement.  She is also certified in ESL and is a Thinking Maps Trainer. 

 

Educational Experience

Joni has been working in education for 36 years.  She has taught various grade levels and was also an elementary school librarian.   She was a Grade Level Team Leader and Gifted & Talented Team Leader at Dunn Elementary in Arlington, TX.  She has led teacher training sessions, was an in-service presenter, and served on district committees.  She has also been an A+ Academic coach, and has written curriculum and created curriculum documents for AISD.  Joni was a Teacher of the Year and an AWARE finalist during her career in Arlington.   Her passion is working with teachers and students to instill a love for learning!