North Point High teacher Frank Holiday, named as “New” Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Career and Technical Administrators chapter of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE.)
Holiday is a welding teacher at North Point High in Charles County, MD. He has been an educator with the district for 2 years. Holiday attended Kent State University from 1992-1996, studying Political Science. After college, he followed his father’s footsteps by working at the US Steel Lorain Works steel mill, where he learned the trade of welding. From 1999 to 2018, Holiday held varying roles of responsibility in the welding trade from floor sweeper to fitter/welder, quality assurance, and finally working his way into operations management. In 2019, discontented with industry, he decided to give teaching a shot, with the thought that he could “give back” by teaching others the skills that could provide them a great paycheck and a good standard of living.
One of his students wrote, “Ever since Mr. Holiday arrived at North Point, the welding program has come to life. He is very honest with us, has great communication skills, and thoroughly explains concepts to us in a way that is easy to understand. He relates and understands his students and his teaching style shows this.”
Holiday currently holds over 15 welding certifications, and is an American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector, as well as Certified Welding Educator. He currently resides in Calvert County with his wife and two small children.
Holiday will move on to compete in the Northeast, United States ACTE Region I competition during the spring.