Title: School Educator
Location: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
Holly Beth Hinnrichs-Dahms, school educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in teaching.
Ms. Hinnrichs-Dahms has been fascinated by teaching since she was a young child and has gone on to dedicate her life to education and learning in many forms. An expert in teaching social studies and remedial math, she has been a substitute teacher for Germantown Sussex Schools since 2014 and a part of the Pilgrim Message Center since 1987. Prior to her current post, Ms. Hinnrichs-Dahms was a teacher for Sussex Schools’ summer program from 2011 until 2014, and Germantown Schools’ special education program from 2008 until 2014. Ms. Hinnrichs-Dahms began her career in the 1960s as a coach for the Germantown Recreation Department and the Milwaukee Recreation Department and a volunteer lecturer for the Milwaukee Public Museum, where she became the youngest lecturer in the history of their travel program. She is proud to have gotten her first teaching job without a degree, working briefly for a Milwaukee-area Catholic school in 1967 based on her prior experience coaching and working with children. She spent much of her career in Catholic schools and at the Indian Community School in Milwaukee, with stints in the 1970s and 1990s, and was a member of the faculty at numerous area private schools, including the St. Rose School, Martin Luther King School, Crossroads Academy, and the Brookfield Learning Center.
In addition to her work in education, Ms. Hinnrichs-Dahms is the former vice president of Hinnrichs, Inc., serving from 1964 until 1972, and has held numerous administrative and retail management positions throughout her career, working as an assistant manager at the Original Cookie Company from 1977 until 1984, a representative for World Explorer Cruises between 1978 and 1982, and an office manager for Sav-U Warehouse Deli from 1985 until 1990.
Ms. Hinnrichs-Dahms is a lifelong learner and started her education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1963, returning in 1966 and 1979. She pursued coursework at a number of institutions during this time, including attendance at Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1964 and 1966, enrollment at Chapman College in 1965, and study at the International College of Copenhagen in 1968. After completing additional coursework at Temple University in 1970, she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Alverno College in 1971. Ms. Hinnrichs-Dahms returned to Chapman College and Marylhurst College for postgraduate study in the early 1970s and has completed several voyages with the Institute Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea, most recently in 2005. An enthusiastic traveler, she has visited 84 countries and all 50 US states and hopes to devote her life to travel as her career winds down in the coming years. She is active in her local community, serving as a member of the board of her church and a trustee of the Eastern Star Golden Rule Masonic Order, and continues to assist at area folk dance workshops and classes.
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