Above: EGHS Principal Michael Podraza congratulates Holly Eaves at a recent School Committee meeting.

EGHS math teacher Holly Eaves has been named the East Greenwich School District’s Teacher of the Year by the district administration.

“Mrs. Eaves is a tremendous asset to East Greenwich High School and the district, said Principal Michael Podraza. “She is always looking to improve her understanding and shares openly and freely her learning with both her students and peers. She works tirelessly to make sure her instruction and assessment practices are grounded in the highest standards, while also incorporating students needs and passions. In short, I would say she is a true exemplar of what it means to be a reflective practitioner.”

Teacher of the Year Holly Eaves is recognized by the School Committee.

Holly’s students experience a highly organized classroom with an engaging opening and a clear closing,” said Math chair Patricia Dulac, who nominated Eaves. “Importantly, Holly’s warm regard for adolescents and her ability to instill confidence in her students make her classroom a safe and inviting place in which to learn.”

Podraza noted Eaves has had a hand in more than just math instruction. 

“Mrs. Eaves’ dedication to students and her craft is not just contained to the classroom. She has helped to lead the charge to increase computer science offerings at EGHS. She has been participating in the state’s CSRI initiative, as well as advising various EGHS students and clubs that participate in activities and competitions where students can learn, grow, and showcase their skills and abilities,” he said via email. “I could not be happier for Mrs. Eaves selection as East Greenwich Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year as she is a wonderful example of the excellence and dedication that is found throughout the classrooms of East Greenwich High School and the district.”

Eaves and all the Rhode Island school district teachers of the year are invited to participate in a WaterFire: A Salute to Rhode Island Educators on Saturday, Sept. 28. They are also able to participate in leadership professional development  and to apply to represent all Rhode Island educators as the Rhode Island Teacher of the Year.