My goal as a teacher and life-long learner is to be a catalyst for creating strong students who will then be strong teachers, caregivers, and leaders in their field.
Holly Lopez, EdD
Dr. Holly A. Lopez is part of the core online faculty and is Assistant Professor in the Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Leadership Program in the College of Education at Ashford University. Holly graduated from UCLA with her Bachelor of Arts in World Arts and Cultures and went on to obtain her Doctorate in Education at UCLA’s prestigious Educational Leadership Program. She is both artist and scientist when it comes to her career endeavor as an educator and administrator.
Holly has a great passion for teaching and facilitating quality education for both children and adults. She began as a student preschool teacher at UCLA Child Care services in 1995 and has since never left the field of education and child development. In her career Holly has been privileged to work in a variety of child development settings. She created a cultivated child care centers for families with HIV/AIDS, homeless families, Veteran families, and adolescent mothers. Working with these unique populations gave her tremendous insight of the power of the human spirit and the positive and critical impact of quality childcare and developmental support.
Currently, Holly teaches in child development and provides leadership in the higher education setting. She is a skilled teacher of teachers and is inspired daily by her students. She is honored to support diverse adult students to reach their highest potential. She is a catalyst for creating strong students who will then be strong teachers, caregivers, and professionals in the field. She grateful to be a small part of such a powerful circle of human development and growth.