Adams Middle School | Social Studies
Hi, my name is Marie Holmes-Brosius. I am a native to the Black Hills of South Dakota. I graduated from High School in 1990, from Hot Springs. I then went to Chadron State College where I competed in track and received my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Later, I returned to school at Kearney and received my elementary and coaching endorsement from University of Nebraska Kearney. After teaching several years, I returned to school for my Masters of Education from Concordia University, where I am endorsed K-12 in administration.
My husband VJ and I have been farming the family farm for the past 25 years. The farm has been in the family for over 100 years and continues to prosper under our care. He is also the Account Manager of the Western Business Unit for Pioneer-DuPont. We have three children.
I began my teaching career before I had a degree in teaching in South Dakota. I was a substitute teacher. I enjoyed it but was not sure that I wanted to do it as a full time job. Later after working for North Platte Opportunity Center, I realized that my heart was more into the educational development of young people. Therefor, I decided to return to school at Kearney. Mr. McGahan later hired me to teach 4th grade at North Platte Catholic School, where I taught and coach for over 16 years.
I currently teach 8th grade Social Science at Adams Middle school and am responsible for coordination of the HAL programs at Adams. I am also the Head Cross Country Coach and assistant girls track at the High School. I have also been active on several committees to help with curriculum development, most recently in Math.
The North Platte Public School District thrives on preparing every student for success through high quality educational programs delivered by highly effective educators who use innovative, researched-based strategies in a safe and supportive environment. Our district believes in collaboration with family, businesses, and community members. As a teacher in an 8th grade middle school social studies classroom, I believe it is my duty to prepare my students for high school and the world beyond. It is also a core belief of mine that building solid, respectful relationships will help guide the learning of the students in the classroom and their ability to recognize their worth and potential.