Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Caroline Hollowell, assistant principal of Fairhope West Elementary. I have been serving as the Reading Coach here for the past four years. Before I came to Fairhope, I was a Reading Specialist with the Alabama Reading Initiative, Reading Coach at J. Larry Newton School, 1st Grade teacher at Summerdale Elementary, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader in Mobile County, and 4th grade teacher in Birmingham. I have been in education for 25 years, and I love coming to work every day!
I grew up in Demopolis, Alabama and am a proud graduate of Demopolis High School. I completed by undergraduate degree from Samford University in Elementary Education. Very shortly after graduation, I began work on my Master’s Degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Elementary Education. After teaching for five years, I returned to UAB to earn a Reading Specialist Certificate and became a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader. I earned my certificate as an Education Administrator from the University of West Alabama.
I have lived in Fairhope since 2000 and am married to Ralph Hollowell. We have two daughters. My daughter, Martha will be attending Mississippi College as a Freshman and Mary Elizabeth is a Junior IB student at Fairhope High School. Go Pirates!
I love spending time with family and friends, visiting around the pool, putting together puzzles, doing volunteer work in the community and church, and relaxing at the beach. My family has attended 3Circle Church in Fairhope for 19 years.
I have been Baldwin Proud for 18 years and love working in a school district that is dedicated to excellence in education. I am looking forward to my new adventure as an assistant principal. Fairhope West Elementary is a special place that empowers the genius of both students and teachers.