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    Welcome to First Grade at Cheatham Elementary! My name is John Holley.  I've taught Kindergarten, first, fourth and fifth grades.  My journey of 26 years has lead me to Plano ISD (First Year Teacher of the Year), Dallas ISD (Dallas ISD), Garland ISD, McKinney ISD, and Allen ISD.  I've been in Allen now for 17 years teaching first grade at Bolin Elementary, Anderson Elementary, and now Cheatham Elementary.  We opened the doors of Cheatham in 2010. That school year, I was named Teacher of the Year! 

    I was born in McKinney, Texas.  I graduated from McKinney High School.  I spent a few years at Collin College (Collin County Community College) and finished my degree from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas (Texas State University). 

    I also have the honor of sitting on the City of Allen Parks and Recreation Board for the past several years! This year, I was selected to be on the expansion design committee for the Allen Public Library.

    My favorite hobbies are golfing and watching football.