MACON COUNTY, IL TEACHER

Thelma Holland
1915 - 2002






"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge....." - Albert Einstein

               

The following photos of Thelma Holland with her students and other faculty members in the Decatur schools were graciously provided by a niece of Thelma's. She wrote: "Aunt Thelma was an elementary school teacher in Decatur from the mid-1950's to the mid-1970's. We have no other information about her classes. Perhaps some of her students can be found." Photos were forwarded for use on the website by Sally Hursh and are used with permission.


Photos of some of Miss Holland's students. Are YOU on this page?

Read Miss Holland's obituary.


Thelma Holland and her class at Gastman School, 1954



Thelma Holland and her class at Gastman School, 1956


Thelma Holland and her class at Gastman School, April 1956



Thelma Holland and her class at Gastman School, 1957



Thelma Holland and her class at Gastman School, 1958.


Gastman School Faculty, 1958 - Thelma Holland, front, fourth from right.



Thelma Holland and her class at Gastman School, 1959.


Gastman School Faculty, 1959 - Thelma Holland, back row, third from right.



Thelma Holland and her class at Gastman School, 1960.



Thelma Holland and her class at Gastman School, 1961.


NOTE: From Yolanda Blackman - "I believe the adult woman to the left side of Thelma Holland may have been the principal of the school, last name Sliger(?). I am seated on the second row, the little girl with very curly hair. Most of the children in the picture attended Decatur Day Care Center or they lived within six or seven blocks of Gastman."

Gastman School Faculty, 1961 - Thelma Holland, front row, left.



Thelma Holland and her class at Grant School, 1962


Grant School Faculty, 1962 - Thelma Holland in back row, second from right.



Thelma Holland and her class at Brush College, 1963


Brush College Faculty, 1963 - Thelma Holland seated first row left.



Thelma Holland and her class at Gastman School, 1964


Gastman School, 1964 - Thelma Holland back row, second from right.



Thelma Holland and her Second Grade class at Brush College, 1965



Thelma Holland and her class at Brush College, 1966


Brush College Faculty 1966 - Thelma Holland in back row, third from right.



Thelma Holland and her class at Brush College, 1967


Thelma Holland and her class at Brush College, 1967



Thelma Holland and her class at Brush College, 1968


Brush College Faculty, 1968 - Thelma Holland back row, fourth from right.



Thelma Holland and her class at Brush College, 1969


Brush College Faculty, 1969 - Thelma Holland in back row, second from right.



Thelma Holland and her class at Oglesby School, 1970



Oglesby School Faculty, 1970 - Thelma Holland fourth from left.




               

Students who loved and appreciated their teachers often gave them photographs of themselves as a remembrance. Thelma Holland's students were no exception. Some of the following pictures have names, others don't. Perhaps one of them is YOU!


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    Carolyn

    Denise

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    Jane Douglas

    Janet

    Jerry Bean

    Larry Engle

    Linda Myers

    Linda Neisslie

    Marla Allen

    Marla Allen #2

    Mary Ann

    Pam?

    Nancy Lewis

    Paul Diggs

    Rae Snead

    Ralph

    Sharon Chambers

    Suzy _ng

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