Hope Holley, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

Hope Holley

As an educator of educators I am passionate about cultural and socioeconomic issues in the classroom, residual impacts of high-stakes testing, effective implementation of researched best-practices, and fostering a love and passion for teaching. I bring with me to the college classroom a basic philosophy that all students can achieve mastery learning, and as teachers it is our responsibility to help determine the best way to help each student learn.

- Hope Holley

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Hope Holley

locationCurry Building - room 205
Phone 863.680.6289


Dr. Hope Holley is a Florida Southern College Alumni who earned her undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees from the FSC's School of Education. She began teaching middle school math and science at St. Joseph's Academy in Lakeland, Florida. Since then, she has taught mathematics in various high schools and middle schools for the Polk County School Board. After earning her Doctorate she worked with the University of Florida's grant funded project, Algebra Nation where she developed curriculum and trained teachers. She has had the opportunity to be a presenter at state and national mathematics teacher's conferences and she specializes in the integration of effective use of technology in the classroom to support differentiation and remediation. Dr. Holley is married to Michael Holley and is the mother to three children. Trey and Christopher who live in Gainesville, Florida, and Carter who lives in Altamonte Springs, Florida.


Water activities such as fishing, diving, and paddle boarding. I also enjoy college and professional sports, and live theater events.


Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
Dissertation: A Quantitative Study Exploring Predictive Factors That Affect Achievement on
Florida’s Algebra I End Of Course Exam (EOC).

Master of Education, Curriculum Instruction, Florida Southern College, Lakeland FL
Thesis: Effects of Project-Based Assessments on Motivating Middle School Students in Mathematics.

Bachelor of Science, Education, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL

Industrial Engineering curriculum, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Associate in Arts, Polk Community College, Winter Haven, FL

Professional Certification, Mathematics, Grades 6-12

Professional Certification, Science, Grades 5-9

ESOL Certification

Honors and Awards

College of Education Master’s Student of the Year: Selected by the Faculty, 2013