American Graduate Champion: Tim Holland

LRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is Tim Holland! Tim Holland is an AP Physics I and AP Physics C teacher in Round Rock, Texas. He is also a SAT/PSAT prep instructor. Holland is a first generation graduate, and inspires his students to overcome any challenge to finish their education. As someone who struggled in school himself, he encourages anyone grappling with school or worried about college. “Being a first generation graduate and someone who struggled in school, Mr. Holland is a perfect model for students in the same boat he was as a student,” his nomination form said. “Through his story, Mr. Holland shows: as long as you work hard, you can do anything you set your mind to.”

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.