Michael Holt is a former SCUSD “Teacher of the Year” and Urban Scholar at Harvard University, which he attended on a full tuition scholarship. He now serves as Assistant Principal at Albert Einstein Middle School. His answers below kick off a new occasional feature “10 Questions With…”
Name: Michael Holt
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Education: BA, History, UC Davis, 1994; Cred., UC Davis, 1995; Ed. M., School Leadership, Harvard, 2010
A.M. Winn Elementary School Principal Michael Kast bends down on one knee to loosely knot a yard of silky fabric around the neck of Tyler Reynolds, 6.
Instantly, Tyler is transformed. No longer just an ordinary kindergartener, he is now a superhero, with the cape to prove it. He runs out the open door of the freshly painted classroom into a small play area, where he leaps – in a single bound – atop a tree stump.
Tyler’s transformation isn’t the only one planned at A.M. Winn.