Before joining the Lutz Prep Middle School team in 2014, Mrs. Holden taught in the Hillsborough County Public School System for 10 years, and has experience teaching multiple subject areas within Language Arts. She brings a rich background and extensive knowledge of Language Arts and Performing Arts to the students. She created the Debate and the Musical Theatre curriculum at her former school, as well as re-built the school’s Drama program. She led her troupe to participate in district and state competitions, resulting in numerous awards. She is certified in Middle and High School Language Arts, Theatre, and has her ESOL endorsement. Mrs. Holden is a native of Minnesota, but has called North Tampa her home for over 20 years. She is married and has two young children, who both attend Lutz Preparatory. When she is not in the classroom, or on the stage helping her students with their next theatrical production, she can be found spending time with her family or attending her favorite Broadway shows around town!