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Mrs. Danielle A. Holmes

Mrs. Holmes entered the Mendham Borough School District in January 2015 after working as the Supervisor of Special Services in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, in Somerset County. She has a master's degree in educational leadership and a master's degree in learning disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University. Mrs. Holmes is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a degree in psychology and elementary education. Prior to coming to New Jersey, Mrs. Holmes worked as a school administrator in Great Neck, New York. Mrs. Holmes was a teacher for 7 years in New York City and Long Island before beginning her administrative career. She has worked in education for 18 years.

Mrs. Holmes values relationships with families, colleagues and staff. She loves the opportunity to serve the students in the Mendham Borough Community as they are on their way to achieving all of their personal goals.

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

holmes@mendhamboroschools.org
Phone: 973-543-4175 |  Fax: 973-543-4125

Updates are continually being updated and added under Resources for Families .

How to Praise Children, by Social Science for Raising Happy Kids
Eye to Eye, a Mentoring Movement for Different Thinkers

Below is an interview with David Flink, author and CEO of Eye to Eye. Eye to Eye is the only national mentoring movement that is empowering young people with LD by giving them a mentor who shares that experience. I encourage anyone to read this about empowering kids who learn differently. 

http://www.childmind.org/en/posts/articles/2014-9-9-kids-learning-disorders-adhd-success-david-flink

Growth Mindset, Revisited

Carol Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton professor of psychology at Stanford University and the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Ballantine Books). According to Carol's studies: "students’ mindsets—how they perceive their abilities—played a key role in their motivation and achievement, and we found that if we changed students’ mindsets, we could boost their achievement." An in-depth discussion about this belief and Carol's research was highlighted by Education Week, in the following article: 

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/09/23/carol-dweck-revisits-the-growth-mindset.html?tkn=XSYF0WdzkyFBXD1iORsqGp0B0wd4V3RcWvZp&intc=es