Mesquite Principal Biography

Julie Holdsworth, Principal

Julie Holdsworth, Principal

Ms. Holdsworth is from Denison, Iowa. She grew up on a farm with her parents, four brothers, and two sisters. They raised soybeans, corn, cattle, and hogs. As a child, Ms. Holdsworth spent much of her time playing school, so it was only natural that she became an educator.

Ms. Holdsworth has a BA in elementary education and an MA in reading and language arts from the University of Northern Iowa and an MA in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. She was an elementary teacher in Iowa, Kansas, and Arizona for 18 years, an instructional specialist for 5 years, and a Teacher on Assignment for 2 years.

She loves to inspire students to learn and have a positive outlook. Writing is her favorite subject because writing comes in several different formats and allows a person to creatively show what he/she knows. She enjoys reading to students and pointing out how authors use words to express their thoughts.

When not at Mesquite, Ms. Holdsworth likes being at home with her daughter Melanie and their dog Willie. Ms. Holdsworth enjoys reading, going to the movies, shopping, exploring Arizona, and visiting family back in the Midwest.

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