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Holly Cozzie

Holly CozzieMaster Teacher

Holly Cozzie

MS, Loyola University Chicago
BS, Illinois State University

Holly Cozzie attended Illinois State University and graduated with a BS in biology and a minor in chemistry. She earned her MS in chemistry at Loyola University Chicago, with a focus in biochemistry.

Her career in science began at Loyola University Chicago, where she worked as a laboratory teaching assistant while she was earning her master of science degree. She went on to teach chemistry, biology, and physics at the high school level and the college level. She has taught at San Antonio Christian High School, University of the Incarnate Word, Gloria Deo Academy, and in a homeschool co-op setting.

Holly has a passion for her Savior and His truth, order, and creativity that is revealed through chemistry. She finds chemistry to be a fascinating study of atoms, bonds, and the reactions of different chemicals. Ultimately, all other sciences are built upon chemistry, since everything is made from atoms. Holly looks forward to helping students learn how chemistry impacts life—from the human body held by covalent bonds, to the metallic structure of skyscrapers held by metallic bonds, to the many salts that we consume held by ionic bonds.

Holly has been married to her husband for 17 years and has five children. She homeschools, takes her children to sports activities, and takes care of many pets—a German shepherd, two cats, a bearded dragon, a tortoise, and fish. Some of her favorite activities are running, roller-blading, and swimming. She has run one marathon and three half-marathons. Holly is also a group leader in Bible Study Fellowship, where she and her family attend weekly.

She has been teaching with the Academy since 2017.