Sharroky Hollie

Sharroky Hollie

Dr. Sharroky Hollie is a national educator who provides professional development to thousands of educators in the area of cultural responsiveness. Since 2000, Dr. Hollie has trained over 150,000 educators and worked in nearly 2,000 classrooms.

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Sharroky Hollie

Dr. Sharroky Hollie is a national educator who provides professional development to thousands of educators in the area of cultural responsiveness. Since 2000, Dr. Hollie has trained over 150,000 educators and worked in nearly 2,000 classrooms.

Going back 25 years, he has been a classroom teacher at the middle and high school levels, a central office professional development coordinator in Los Angeles Unified School District, a school founder and administrator, and university professor in teacher education at the Cal State University. Dr. Hollie has also been a visiting professor for Webster University in St. Louis and a guest lecturer at Stanford and UCLA.

In addition to his experience in education, he has authored several texts and journal articles. Most recently, he wrote Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning (2015) and contributed a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of African American Language (2015).

Dr. Hollie’s first book, Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning: Classroom Practices for Student Success was published in 2011, followed soon thereafter by The Will to Lead, The Skill to Teach, co-written with Dr. Anthony Muhammad. In 2003, he and two colleagues founded the Culture and Language Academy of Success, a laboratory school that demonstrated the principles of cultural responsiveness in an exemplary schoolwide model, which operated until 2013.

Presentation titles by Sharroky Hollie

  • Journey to Cultural Responsiveness: Making the Transition From Race to Culture
  • Finding Success With African American Students
  • Journey to Linguistic Responsiveness: Discovering the Hidden English Learner
  • How to Be Culturally Responsive and Teach Academic Vocabulary Successfully
  • How to Be Culturally Responsive and Have Effective Classroom Management
  • How to Be Culturally Responsive and Increase Academic Literacy

“The presentation was so valuable; in addition, I was riveted. You made so many great points, and I have learned so much today.”

Debra Bassett, teacher, Flint Northern High School, Michigan