​Holly Woods (HW)

Holly Woods is a native of Colorado with over 35 years of dance and gymnastic experience. Starting off at Aurora School of Gymnastics at 8 years old, and then on to Gymnastics Institute, where she competed until age 13. She moved on to diving, utilizing her gymnastic skills to have a successful diving career at Gateway High School, where she was the first freshman in the history of the school to qualify for state. As a sophomore, she became a member of the Gateway Poms, receiving 1st place at State in 1991, and was a co-captain her senior year and choreographed many of their routines. In 1995, Holly became the Gateway Pom coach. Over the next 3 years, she realized her passion for teaching. She went on to have many careers, ranging from Medical Assistant to Cosmetologist, never finding the right one. After staying home with her daughters for 4 years, she decided to follow her passion for teaching and attended Regis University, receiving her BA in Elementary Education with an endorsement in English Literacy. She is a teacher at Global Village Academy where she teaches 3rd grade as well as Cheerleading for grades K-5th. Her love and passion for teaching is what drives her everyday!