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    Mary Holland
    Director, West Plains R7 Alternative Learning Center 
    Phone: (417) 256-6150
    Best Time to Reach Me:  7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Alternative Contact:  Sarah Turnbull

      Professional Responsibilities
    Director of alternative education for West Plains R-7 High School and Middle School , including Missouri Options Program, Zero Hour, 9th Hour and credit recovery. 
      Administrative Experience
    Director West Plains R7 Alternative Learning Center from inception in August 1996-97.
    Born:  August 6, 1956
    Undergraduate Study: Arkansas State University 
    Graduate Study:Arkansas State University
    Year(s) @ West Plains Public Schools: 16
      Professional Memberships
    • Missouri Alternative Education Network (MAEN) 
    • Rural Schools Partnership
    • National At-Risk Educational Network
      Personal & Professional Interests
    Family -married 40 years to Joey; 2 sons, Justin and Joe; 1 granddaughter, Maggie; 1 grandson, Joseph
    Interests -singer/guitarist in a "rock 'n roll" band, reading classic literature, 3-D movie junkie, computer word and strategy gamer, and an avid animal lover. 
      Favorite Quotes

    "Children's minds are not buckets waiting to be filled; they are fires waiting to be lit."

    "Forgiveness is an act of the will."