Elise Hollaar

Master Special Educational Needs
Fonty Hogeschool Rotterdam

World Teachers Training

Bachelor English language and culture
University of Leiden

Teacher at De Esdoorn since 2021

Elise Hollaar comes from Numansdorp, South Holland. I have enjoyed living in Vancouver since 2017. After studying English Language and Culture at Leiden University in The Netherlands, I followed a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature, followed by a Master’s degree in Educational Sciences. During my Masters I also followed the World Teachers Training Program at the ICLON of Leiden University. I did an internship and then worked at The Rotterdam International Secondary School where I taught English, ICT and Enrichment to Grades 6-12. In 2016 I completed my part-time Master in Special Education at Fontys Hogeschool in Rotterdam. To gain more hands-on experience in the special education field, I accepted an opportunity to work in the Special Education KEY program at The Westside School in downtown Vancouver. I enjoy helping students reach their full potential in school, gain confidence and enjoy going to school. In my spare time I like to spend time with friends here in Vancouver or travel back to the Netherlands to see my family. I look forward to working at De Esdoorn and helping students with their Dutch!