John Holland is an embedded practitioner and frequent guest lecturer with the Mount Holyoke Masters of Arts in Teacher Leadership program. Holland has dedicated has career to serving his community's neediest and youngest school children as a preschool teacher of 3- and 4-year-olds from Richmond, Virginia’s toughest neighborhoods. John supports the M.A.T.L. program with his expertise in teacher-led innovation, coaching for equity, research, education policy, and the foundations of education. He is an adjunct professor with Virginia Commonwealth University where he teaches courses in the Department of the Foundations of Education and works to transform teaching through 21st century teacher preparation.