Donna L. Holman has devoted nearly 30 years of her life to making the classroom an inviting, exciting and safe environment where students can be themselves while discovering their potential. She firmly holds that all children can learn and that they can achieve whatever they believe as long as they have devoted, caring adults to serve as role models and mentors.
Growing up in the rural midlands of South Carolina, she graduated Edisto High and Columbia College with honors. She began her career at Felton Laboratory School, a K-8 institution at SC State College, where she taught French and Spanish. She introduced the Aviation Club and served as co-advisor of the Broadcasting Club, an innovative, student-centered program recognized in Building Dreams, Helping Students Discover Their Potential by author and motivational speaker, Mychal Wynn.
After 12 years at FLS, Mrs. Holman returned to her alma mater, EHS and while there, she joined a school-to-work program for teachers which led her to a correspondent position at the Times and Democrat newspaper. She has received an M. Ed. in counselor education but remains in the classroom at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High as a French and Spanish instructor.
In addition to her SC teaching certificate, Mrs. Holman is an FAA certificated commercial pilot and an Independent Associate with LegalShield. She and her husband, William are the proud parents of a daughter and a son, Ashleigh and Dalton. They enjoy working together on their farm where evenings are often spent relaxing with their animals on “Holman Island.”