About Dr. Hollie
With nearly 25 years of experience as an educator, Sharroky Hollie has worn several hats. He spent 9 years as Language Arts teacher at the high and middle school levels. For 5 years, he was a central office program coordinator in charge of professional development for teachers working specifically in the area of language development for African American students.
Sharroky spent 10 years as a teacher education Professor at Cal State University Dominguez Hills. His areas of expertise at the university were secondary literacy, methodology, classroom management, and field supervision. In addition, Sharroky served as a visiting professor for two years at Webster University in St. Louis, and has been a guest lecturer at Stanford University, U.C.L.A Center X, and a visiting summer scholar at Hebrew Union College.
In 2003, Dr. Hollie co-founded the Culture and Language Academy of Success(CLAS), a K-8 independent charter school that espoused culturally responsive pedagogy as its primary approach. At CLAS, Sharroky served as the board president and chief education advocate. He also directed and developed the curriculum, professional development, and teacher development.
Sharroky is currently the executive director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing stellar professional development for educators desiring to become culturally responsive. With the Center, Sharroky serves as a national expert, traveling the country training thousands of teachers. Over the past 15 years, Sharroky and his team have worked with over 100,000 educators.
Dr. Hollie is currently a featured author for Pearson publishing, co-authoring with Jim Cummins in the Cornerstone and Keystone textbook series in 2009 and as a contributing author in the Prentice Hall anthology 2012 and Pearson’s iLit, an e-reading series. His work has appeared in several edited texts, including Teaching African American Learners to Read, (2005), Talkin Black Talk (2007), The Oxford Handbook of African American Language (2015). Dr. Hollie’s first book is Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning: Classroom Practices for Student Success is available through Shell Education (2011), his second book, co-authored with Dr. Anthony Muhammad is The Skill to Lead, The Will to Teach, published by Solution Tree (2011). The follow up to Dr. Hollies' first book is Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning, published by Shell Education (2015).