Holly Jobe has been involved in all levels of education from elementary, middle school, high school, central office and higher education. Her interests are in how educational technology can reform education and fully engage students in taking responsibility for learning; and educational leadership.
From 2006-11, she served as the project manager for the Classrooms for the Future high school reform program at the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Classrooms for the Future was a large-scale technology implementation project with over 540 schools affecting 500,000 students and providing professional development to teachers primarily through instructional coaching.
Prior to being at the PDE, she was at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, a regional educational service agency where she served as a Technology Specialist and Supervisor before becoming the Director of the technology program in 1995. In that capacity, she supervised delivery of instructional materials,technical repair, Internet services and technology staff development for 21 school districts outside of Philadelphia, PA.
She was the project lead for several state-wide professional development and leadership initiatives: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation State Challenge for administrator technology professional development, Pennsylvania’s Superintendent Technology Leadership Academy from 2000-2004, and Getting to One, leadership development for Curriculum and Technology Leaders in 2005.
Ms Jobe is Past President of the International Society for Technology in Education board of directors. She began her educational career in Beirut, Lebanon and has made numerous study trips to countries around the world. Most recently, she participated in a Delegation for Friendship Among Women to Rwanda 2015; University of Pennsylvania Study Trip to Turkey; ISTE Study Tour to Australia 2012; People-to-People Citizen’s Ambassador delegation for Educational Technology in the People’s Republic of China in 2008; in 2010 assisted in training ICT mentors for the Ministry of Education in Singapore; and participated in CoSN study tours to BETT in London as well as UNESCO in Paris in January 2011, and to Uruguay and Argentina in November 2011.
Volunteer work includes serving as a guide for the Morris Arboretum and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society flower show, serving as a worship associate and service leader in the Unitarian Universalist Church in Mt Airy, PA, she is interested in girls’ education and empowerment, is a regular blogger and walked the Camino de Santiago in 2013.