Greetings! My name is Holli Joyal and I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri where I honed my love for the St. Louis Cardinals and earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. After working for one year in St. Louis, I married my best friend and we began our journey to Indiana where we raised both of our children until 2018. During that time, I began teaching Science at a wonderful school in Indianapolis and working part time for Purdue University training teachers to use Engineering Design in their classrooms. I was fortunate to attend Mississippi State University to work on my Masters’ in Geoscience which included: Astronomy, Environmental Science, Geology, Oceanography, and Meteorology. In 2010, I was named National Space Science Teacher of the Year and spent two weeks chasing storms throughout the Great Plains. We moved to San Diego in 2018 and I taught Tk-12th grade science and engineering in Irvine. Now I find myself at High Tech Elementary and could not be more excited. When I am not at school, I am singing in my car, reading biographies, watching documentaries, and hanging out with my husband. We have two children, Sam who just graduated from San Diego State with a degree in Sustainability and Emma who will be starting her second year at UCLA.