Kelly D. Holstine speaking at the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year ceremony.

Kelly D. Holstine speaking at the Teach-in for Freedom: Teachers Against Child Detention in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 17, 2019.

Kelly D. Holstine’s 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year acceptance speech.

Speaking Engagements


  • GFW (Gibbon, Fairfax, Winthrop) ISD 2365

  • MN PTA Convention

  • Aspiring Educators Conference (WI)

  • Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM) (MN)

  • Minnesota Roller Derby (MN)

  • TED-ED Talk (NY)

  • Aspiring Educator’s Conference (MN)

  • Becketwood SR Cooperative (MN)

  • Dakota County Area Learning Center

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) (MN)

  • University of Minnesota Morris, Education Department (MN)

  • The College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN)

  • Safe Schools Network, School Climate and Culture Symposium (MN)

  • Testimonial for MN State House of Representatives (MN)

  • Winona State University (MN)

  • Shakopee Special Services Leadership Team (MN)

  • MN Lynx

  • St. Catherine University (MN)

  • Teachers Against Child Detention (TX)

  • Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children/ Minnesota School-Age Care Alliance (MnAEYC/MnSACA) (MN)

  • Shakopee East and West Middle Schools (MN)


  • Martin County West School District (MN)

  • Southern Plains Area Learning Center (MN)

  • University of Minnesota, Education Department

  • St. Olaf College (MN)

  • Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE)

  • Richfield College Experience Program (RCEP) (MN)

  • School Law Conference (MN)

  • Hennepin County District Judges (MN)

  • Education Minnesota

  • Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs (MAAP)

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)

  • St. Mary’s University (Winona, MN), Education Department

  • Augsburg College Education Department

  • Shakopee School District (MN)

  • Fairmont School District (MN)

  • North Hennepin Chamber of Commerce, New Teacher Welcome

  • WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) Orientation for 7th graders

  • Shakopee American Indian Program, Feather Ceremony