Mrs. Holly Gridley, ELA

Phone: (770) 382-3666


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science Education in Middle Grades, Georgia Southern University Masters of Education in Middle Grades, Valdosta State University Gifted Endorsement

Mrs. Holly Gridley, ELA

Hello and welcome to 8th grade at Cartersville Middle School!  My name is Holly Gridley and this is my fifth year teaching 8th grade ELA here at CMS.  I graduated with my Bachelor's of Science in Education from Georgia Southern University in 1991.  I began my teaching profession in Folkston, GA and where I taught four years of 6th grade ELA. While teaching in Folkston, I acquired my Master's of Education degree in middle grades from Valdosta State University in 1993.  I then moved to Cartersville in 1994 where I taught 8th grade ELA at Cass Middle School.  I received my Gifted Endorsement in early 2017.  

I have been married for 27 years to John Gridley, a former social studies teacher at Cartersville High School.  We have three sons who have all been a part of the Cartersville city schools where they received a top-notch education.  Caleb, my oldest, is currently in pharmacy school at Samford University in Birmingham, AL.  Gabriel is a student and football player at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX.  My youngest son, Isaac, a senior at CHS is involved in the chorus and plays on the basketball team.

It is my desire to help make this an extremely successful year for each of my students by inspiring a LOVE for reading and by creating a spark within each individual to achieve his/her greatest potential.