US History and Government, History Education,
Secondary Education - Instruction and Assessment
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0119
Holly Royaltey earned her EdD in Educational Leadership and Social Justice from San Francisco State University in 2016. Her dissertation focused on the post-secondary transition and effects of students who were dually enrolled in the AVID and International Baccalaureate programs. She has been a high school history teacher for 16 years, having taught in the Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) programs. She is currently involved as a teacher leader in the Integrated Action Civics cohort at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, as well as the Civics and History projects at UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis. She is looking forward to co-facilitating a statewide teacher collaborative for US history teachers this fall in addition to teaching full time at Del Mar High School and SJSU. She has presented at the California Council for Social Sciences annual conferences in 2019, and most recently, in 2020, on "Cultivating a Punk Attitude in the Classroom." Holly is married with a 19 year old daughter who attends Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. In her spare time, she reads a ton and listens to nerdy podcasts, practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and enjoys spending time with her wife, and cats.