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Email: tkarl@hollandisd.org

Phone: 254-657-2224

Conference Period: 8:45am-9:35am




"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world."

-Malala Yousafzai


Welcome Hornets!

Hello! My name is Taylor Karl, and I will be teaching 7th grade ELAR, 7th grade Writing, and Texas History for the 2018-2019 year at Holland Middle School! I am also the middle school One Act Play director and a writing coach for UIL. 

This will be my third year to teach in my hometown. I attended HISD from kindergarten through my senior year and am ready to serve the students of our fantastic community. After high school, I attended Texas A&M University and earned my degree in History. Before teaching in Holland, I taught Texas History at Killeen ISD.

Let's have a wonderful school year! 

Ms. Karl's Schedule

1st Period - 8:00-8:45 One Act Play
2nd Period - 8:50-9:35 Conference
3rd Period - 9:40-10:25 Texas History
4th Period - 10:30-11:15 Writing
5th Period - 11:20-12:05 Reading
Act. Period 12:10-12:35 7th Grade
Lunch - 12:40-1:10                           
7th Period - 1:15-2:00 Writing
8th Period - 2:05-2:50 Writing
9th Period – 2:55-3:40 Reading

English Language Arts and Reading

English language arts and reading encompasses many areas of study including reading, writing, listening, speaking, research, and grammar. In 7th grade reading class this year, we will focus on incorporating our reading skills with literature that pertains to the many cultures of our amazing world. In 7th grade writing class, students will review and learn grammar skills, understand the writing process, and compose various essays.     

Texas History

In Texas History, we will explore Texas' geography and its first inhabitants, colonization, and notable indiviuals who helped shape Texas history. We will also learn about the fight for independence, statehood, and Texas' involvement in the Civil War. Students will also analyze the social, political, and economic impacts that major historical events have had on Texas. 


We live in a great state, and we are going to have a blast learning how important and unique it's history is! 


Welcome to one of the finest School Districts in the State of Texas. Thank you for taking the time to find out more about our school district and the many excellent programs we have available for our students. HISD is a wonderful place to educate a child. This environment is made possible by the tremendous parent and community support for our schools, as well as by a hardworking and dedicated staff.