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Holly Abel

Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (TOD/HH)


About Me

Holly Abel
Hi! My name is Holly Abel. I am a new teacher at PRC this year and I am thrilled to be working with the students, staff, and families here! I recently relocated to Illinois from Minnesota. I have been privileged to work as a Deafblind intervener and an ASL interpreter in the past, but my absolute passion is teaching. I hold a master’s degree in Special Education: Deaf/Hard of Hearing emphasis from the University of Northern Colorado, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Interpreting from St. Catherine University, and a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College in Theater Arts and Educational Studies. I look forward to continuing to get to know your students over the course of the year!

Favorite Quotes

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss 😊

“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” – Beyoncé

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou