Hollie S.

Chief of Staff

Hollie brings 15 years of education non-profit experience with a keen eye for elegantly simple solutions to complex challenges. She started her career in education as a music teacher and developed a passion for supporting equitable and inclusive education solutions. Since leaving the classroom, Hollie has worked in pursuit of that passion with TNTP as a Staffing Manager and Teaching Fellows Site Director, Teach For America as Director of Workplace Operations for National Offices, and most recently Teaching Trust as Managing Director of Operations.

​In addition to a broad operations background, Hollie’s experience includes team management, talent recruitment and selection, project management, internal communications, and staff culture. Through her work in operations and talent, Hollie focuses on using streamlined systems and processes to build a better, more inclusive, and people-first work experience.

Hollie earned Bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance and Anthropology and a Master of Arts in Teaching from UNC-Chapel Hill and is currently enrolled in an Executive MBA program with Quantic School of Business and Technology. Though her work has taken her all over the country, from Los Angeles, to Indianapolis, to Brooklyn, and Dallas, Hollie now enjoys living in her hometown of Tryon, North Carolina where she takes part in the vibrant arts community.


  • Administrative support
  • Operations
  • People management


  • MA, University of North Carolina
  • BA, University of North Carolina


  • Education
  • Non-profit

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