Vance Holmes
Communication Arts and Literature Teacher

Minneapolis, MN




Minnesota State Certification - 2013: Communication Arts and Literature (Grades 5-12)


M.S. in Urban Education, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN; December 2015

Academic Honors: Scholarship, Outstanding School of Urban Education Student – GPA: 4.0


M.F.A. in Directing for the Theatre, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; April 1989

Academic Honors: Arthur H. Ballet Playwrighting Award, Teaching Assistantship – GPA: 3.7


B.F.A. in Music-Theatre Performance, West Virginia University, Morgantown; December 1985

Academic Honors: Four-year, full-tuition Performing Arts Scholarship – GPA: 3.0




Reserve Teacher – Minneapolis Public Schools; August 2015 – Present    

  Sanford Middle - long-term English substitute, grade 8; October, November 2016

  Heritage Academy -long-term AVID substitute, grade 10; Spring 2016

  Green Central – long-term English substitute, grade 6; October – December 2015


English Teacher – North Senior High - North Academy, Minneapolis; February 2013 – June 2014     

  Analyzed student performance and developed unit lesson plans for grades 11 and 12

  Incorporated technology into learning activities; Organized a school-wide field trip


Student Teacher – Northeast Middle School, Minneapolis; October – December 2012          

  Co-teaching during a 12-week Language Arts classroom practicum (Grade 6)




Music and Theater Director                     

  Annual Mixed-Choir Cabaret Stage Director, Woodbury High School; 2005 - 2007

  Annual Pops Concert Stage and Creative Director, Edina High School; 1996 - 2005


Playwriting / Creative Drama Teacher

  South High School Drama Coach, Minneapolis; December 2006

  Children’s Theater Company, member and teacher, Minneapolis; 1992 – 2000


Dance Instructor

  Ballet of the Dolls Dance Company, member and teacher, Minneapolis; 1998 - 2011

  Mississippi Creative Arts Magnet School P.E. Instructor, St. Paul; 1991 - 1993




Paul Spies, Urban Teacher Program

Metropolitan State University

700 E 7th St. St. Paul, MN 55106

(651) 999-5929

Daryl Parks, Language Arts Ed.

Metropolitan State University

700 E 7th St. St. Paul, MN 55106

(651) 793-1465

Nadine Haley, U.T.P.

Metropolitan State University

700 E 7th St. St. Paul, MN 55106

(651) 999-5927


Complete Curriculum Vitae and Teaching Portfolio available online at