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Calysta Holland

I am so excited to be starting my second year as a teacher at Renaissance! I will be teaching SL IB World Arts & Cultures, as well as Honors US History and Yearbook. I am new to the IB program, and have spent the last few years learning about it and have a deep respect for the internationally minded skills that are prioritized. I absolutely love teaching history and finding the true stories that students can connect with and find meaningful. And with Yearbook, I believe our book is more important than ever for bringing us together in our common experiences even if it looks different from previous years.

No matter how this school year looks logistically, I am overjoyed to connect with my students and do everything I can to help them achieve their high school goals. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! 


Class Website: To find our class website, please visit You will need to sign in with your West Ada student email, select the "Teams" app, and click on our class section. Here you can find all assignments, notes, a daily breakdown of what we did in class, homework etc. (You may want to bookmark this page so you have quick access to it in the future.)