Welcome to Sixth Grade!
    Name:  Kelly Holmes
    Grade/Subject: 6th grade English/Language Arts

    Email: kelly.holmes@allenisd.org
    I'm so excited to begin my second year as a sixth grade teacher! I'm also looking forward to seeing some familiar faces as my former third graders will now be the top dogs at Reed.
    This is my 18th year at Reed and my 20th year in Allen ISD. I have taught second, third, and fourth grades at Reed, and  I have taught first, fifth and sixth grades in other buildings and districts. In addition to my elementary teaching experience, I have written curricula and have trained adults in various capacities. I have a degree in English from SMU so reading and writing are very dear to my heart. I want all the children in my class to LOVE reading!

    My husband Ken and I have been married forever. My younger daughter Kami is an Allen High School graduate and a former Reed Owl who is getting her masters degree at UNT in Denton. My older daughter Katie is a microbiology professor and is married to Sean. They are great parents to my two grandkids: Raigan who started kindergarten this year and Braxton who will be four in January. Being a Mimi is a ton of fun! I also have three cats and two dogs that provide me with lots of storytelling material.
    It's going to be a great year in sixth grade! I look forward to working with families and students learning new and interesting things together.