Holly McGrath

Library Board of Trustees

Why do I serve?  I care about our community and believe in the mission of the library and the value of life-long learning. The free and equal access to information, experiences and educational resources has the power to change lives and must never be taken for granted. I am honored to serve on the Board of Trustees, supporting the Simsbury Public Library as the heart of a welcoming and inclusive community and am committed to maximizing its educational and enrichment opportunities for all.

Past or present Boards/Commissions/Volunteer work:  I served on the Library Strategic Planning Committee, Coordinated Neighborhood Voter Development Captains, and served on the Steering Committee for the Farmington Valley League of Light. I am also a steady coach of youth sports as well as a Take Action Club co-leader at Squadron Line Elementary School and leader of the Hola Bebé story time at the library.

Employment History: I have been teaching Spanish to all ages for the past 20 years, including 15 years in public schools in both Virginia and Connecticut.

Education: James Madison University, BA. California State at Sacramento, MA in Spanish: all course work completed in Spain, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala. Southern CT State University, 6th year degree (092) in Educational Leadership.

Why I love Simsbury: Simsbury is a great combination of abundant natural beauty, great schools, a wide range of activities, and caring, engaged neighbors that make up a vibrant, family oriented community. I grew up in town and am grateful to have returned to my roots to raise our children here.

Fun Fact: I am a member of the Kinetic Ukes!