Danielle Holland of Munising, Mich., has been named the Northern Michigan University School of Education, Leadership and Public Service 2020-21 outstanding graduating graduate student from the educational administration and supervision program. On May 1, she will earn her Master of Arts degree.
Holland is a first-generation college graduate who earned her bachelor's degree in elementary special education from Central Michigan University in 2013. She is in her sixth year teaching special education at Tahquamenon Area Schools.
As a student of educational administration, Holland continually sought to connect new professional experiences with coursework and to purposefully apply the practice of leadership in a school setting, according to her biography for the award. In the online classroom setting, Holland used experiences as an educator to provoke critical inquiry from classmates and as a lens to better understand personal leadership and the practice of educational leadership.
NMU's virtual commencement will be held at 10 a.m. EST Saturday, May 1. Bryan Terrell Clark, a Broadway performer who played George Washington in Hamilton, will be the keynote speaker. Learn more about commencement and access a link to watch it live at www.nmu.edu/commencement.