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Holly Bess Kincaid

Holly Bess Kincaid | January Mentor

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Each month, a different NAEA member is the guest writer for the NAEA Monthly Mentor blog. January’s Monthly Mentor is Holly Bess Kincaid.

Holly Bess Kincaid is an NBCT “Art Lady” whose choice-based studio classroom is known as the “Capitol of Creativity.” Her teaching incorporates cross-curricular connections, technology, and global awareness. Originally from the West Virginia mountains, she has taught for 26 years in the hills of Virginia and urban schools of Houston, Texas. Currently, she teaches in a diverse middle school in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and serves as the Virginia Art Education Association President. Beyond the classroom, she is a passionate creator and leader, is devoted to family, and loves new adventures.

She was recognized by NAEA as Southeastern Middle Division Educator of the Year for 2016, is a Fulbright Hays Grant recipient, and has been awarded a variety of other grants for the classroom.

Learn more from and about Holly through the blog!