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Traci Holder named new principal for Robert Martin Elementary

Posted Date: 04/10/2017

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Traci Holder has accepted an offer to be the principal for Robert Martin Elementary. Holder will replace Dr. Crystal Hummel, who is retiring after 22 years with USD 385.

Holder has been the Professional Learning Coordinator for Andover Public Schools since July 2016. She is also currently enrolled in the Superintendency/School District Leadership Program and teaching education classes at Wichita State University. Previously, she was the Literacy Team Leader for K-12 at Wichita Public Schools and the Assistant Director of General Education Services for the Education Service Center Region 12 in Waco, TX prior to that.

“As an Andover parent, employee and former student of the original elementary school (with Robert Martin as the principal), I can personally attest to the positive ways Andover Public Schools shapes lives. I’m deeply honored to serve our school district and community as the next principal of Robert Martin Elementary,” Holder said. “I can’t wait to build relationships with students, staff and families as we work together to meet and exceed our goals.”  

A member of the Andover community, Holder is married and a mother of two children who attend Andover Schools. She has a Master of Education and two bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Interdisciplinary Studies from Wichita State University. With strengths in developing and fostering teacher capacity and collective efficacy, Holder strives to improve student learning and achieve high-quality instruction in every classroom.

“We are excited that Traci Holder will be the next principal at Robert Martin Elementary. She is an instructional leader who will work with the students, parents and staff to build on the excellence and academic success that Martin has already achieved,” Assistant Superintendent Brett White said. “Traci will be a wonderful addition to the Martin family. She is one who connects with others, and she will build outstanding relationships with the students at Martin.”