SPEAKING (2018 MN State Teacher of the Year)

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 speaking at the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year ceremony.

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

Speaking Gigs (Groups who have requested me to speak/consult)


  • Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM)

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)

  • Shakopee Equity Institute/ Shakopee Educators for Equity and Diversity (SEED) (MN)

  • University of Minnesota Morris, Education Department

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

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

  • Testimonial for MN State House of Representatives

  • 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)

  • 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