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Sharroky Hollie


Sharroky Hollie, PhD, is a tenured assistant professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he teaches reading for secondary teachers, classroom management, and methodology. From 2007 to 2009, he was a visiting professor of diversity in the School of Education at Webster University in St. Louis. Since 2004, he has been a visiting summer scholar at Hebrew Union College, and in the spring of 2011, he was a guest lecturer at Stanford University for world renowned linguist John Rickford. 

Dr. Hollie is cofounder of the nationally acclaimed laboratory school Culture and Language Academy of Success (CLAS) in Los Angeles. CLAS is a K–8 independent charter school that espouses culturally responsive pedagogy as its primary approach. He serves as board president and chief education advocate. He also directs and develops the curriculum, professional development and teacher development. 

Dr. Hollie is also executive director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to providing stellar professional development for educators desiring to become culturally responsive. Dr. Hollie serves as a national expert for the center and, over the past 12 years, he and his team have worked with nearly 100,000 educators. 

He coauthored (with Jim Cummins) a textbook series in 2009 and is a contributing author of a 2012 anthology. His work has appeared in Teaching African American Learners to Read, an International Reading Association publication, and the anthology Talkin Black Talk. He is author of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning: Classroom Practices for Student Success.