Holly Durrence is a Claxton native and proud graduate of Claxton High School (Class of 1993). Following her undergraduate studies in Middle Grades Education at Georgia Southern University, Durrence began her career in Evans County in 1996 where she taught English Language Arts and Social Studies. While teaching in Evans County, Durrence earned a Master of Education in Middle Grades Education, created the Claxton Middle School Advanced English Program, pursued her Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, and participated in the Georgia Department of Education’s Leadership 21 Program.
In 2005, Durrence began working in Tattnall County, where she remained for ten years as an English Language Arts teacher at Glennville Middle School.
In 2015, Durrence returned home to work as instructional coach at Claxton High School. She takes pride in the work that has been accomplished by the English Language Arts Department and in the revival of student involvement in our community. In October of 2018, Durrence became Claxton High School’s graduation coach. In this position, she has supported students and their families as students strive to finish high school and make important decisions about their futures.
Today Durrence serves as CEO of the Evans Region College and Career Academy. Durrence lives in Evans County with her husband, Ken Durrence. They have two sons, Wade and Walt Durrence