Welcome to Ms. Holmes 7th Grade English Language Arts Class for 2018-2019!

Ms. Debra Holmes

Phone: 919-359-2769


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education, Barton College, 1998 MAEd. Education, East Carolina University, 2003 Early/Middle Child Literacy/Language Arts National Board Certification, 2004 K-12 Academically/Intellectually Gifted Education Certified K-6 Elementary Education Certified 6-8 English Language Arts Certified Johnston County Sallie Mae First Year Teacher of the Year-1998 Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program Scholar-2007

Ms. Debra Holmes

Welcome to my 7th Grade English Language Arts Class! This is my 23rd year of teaching--all in Johnston County--and my 8th year at Riverwood Middle. I began my career as a 4th grade teacher but soon found that Middle School was my niche! I taught grades 4-6 at both Selma Elementary and Selma Middle before coming to Riverwood Middle. I was a 6th grade ELA teacher at RMS for 4 years before moving to 7th Grade ELA. 

My family includes my daughter, Tori, my step-daughter, Jessica, and my step-son Robert. All three are ECU graduates (Go Pirates!). I live at Lake Gaston with my husband, Todd, and our cat Daisy. When not at school I like to fish, boat around the lake, go to Canes Hockey games and of course, curl up with a great book. Yes, I commute daily to RMS! I was raised in Johnston County, graduated from North Johnston High School, and will always be a JoCo Girl at heart! 

Parents and students--please review my website as it contains everything you need to know about my ELA class and I do update it weekly. I look forward to working with all my students and parents to ensure a successful school year! 







  • 2018-2019 7th Grade Schedule


    Blocks 1 & 2: Electives/Planning 8:15-9:38

    Block 3: English Language Arts 9:41-10:41

    Block 4: English Language Arts 10:44-11:44

    Block 5: Advanced English Language Arts 11:47-1:25

    Block 6 (Lunch): 12:11-12:38

    Block 7: Advanced English Language Arts 1:28-2:28

    Block 8 (Remediation/Enrichment): 2:31-3:10



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