Degrees and Certifications:
A.A. Social Sciences B.A. Elementary Education K-9 and Middle School Endorsement
Mr. Ian Holst
Welcome to another exciting school year at Illinois School. My name is Ian Holst and I am excited to be teaching your children as they enter and progress through the Illinois Gifted Math program. I am entering my sixth year of teaching after spending many years in various management positions at small businesses throughout the south suburbs. I received my Bachelors of Education degree from Governors State University in 2013 and began teaching in South Holland at Christ Our Savior Catholic School. There, I had fifth grade as my homeroom and taught math and science to grades 3-4-5 as well as taking over the responsibilities of running student council. I am thrilled to continue in a similiar role at Illinois as the third through fifth grade gifted math teacher. I have been married for eight years. We have a healthy and happy one year old named Augie, and are expecting a new baby girl in October of this year . As we progress through the school year, we are embarking on a path towards more independence in school and home assignments as well as building and developing our critical thinking and problem solving skills. We will continue to develop a strong work ethic, promote healthy and meaningful social development, and decision making skills, and as always, build effective problem solving and academic abilities. I look forward to working with the strong Illinois staff and parents of my students closely as we strive to develop excellence in each and every one of our students.