Caitlin Hollowell was born and raised in Derwood, MD. Her philosophy has evolved and matured with every new experience. She believes in creating an environment that is safe for students to make mistakes, one that fosters kindness, and a space where we can discover how to learn to our fullest potential. Her philosophy celebrates helping one another in our educational journey instead of creating a competitive atmosphere full of angst and stress.
As a teacher, Caitlin invites her students to act with compassion by demonstrating it herself. She continually reminds her students that we are a class that takes care of one another, inside and outside the classroom. She strives to be a mentor to her students so that they feel they have a safe haven when they are in our classroom. In addition, Caitlin encourages students to open their hearts and minds to other mentors such as authors like, Ralph Fletcher, who relay positive and meaningful messages. She teachers her students that as humans, we have a responsibility to act respectfully towards one another concerning each other’s race, economic status, ideological differences, religion, and sexual orientation. In her own words, "As an educator, it is my job to act legally and ethically, demonstrating the importance of being a citizen who takes her role seriously as a teacher and societal member."