• Mrs. Gail Hollis

    Email address:  hollis.gail@columbia4.org

    Phone number:  (618) 281-5001 ext. 2041




    Master of Science - Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

         Thesis:  Effects of Lonicera maackii on native plants and animals in St. Clair County, IL

         Active Research:  Copperhead snakes in St. Clair County, IL 

    Bachelor of Science - Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL  

         Major:  Zoology

         Minor:  Animal Science 


    13 years of lab management and teaching at McKendree University Science Department

    2017 was my first year of teaching at Columbia High School


    About Me

    I love everything in NATURE!  My family and I live on a hobby farm, with crops, cattle, horses, dogs, cats, 4wheelers and motorcycles. We are active in the local agricultural community: 4 - H, FFA and the Monroe County Fair.  I am excited to teach the agriculture classes at CHS after 13 years of biology at McKendree University.  I believe that agriculture is the applied science of biology.  

    Biology is the study of life, while Agriculture is the business of life!  


    2018 - 2019 Agricultural Class Schedule

    1st hour - BSAA - Plant Science

    2nd hour - Horticulture Science

    3rd hour - BSAA - Plant Science

    4th hour - Veterinary Technology

    5th hour - Wildlife Management, Natural Resources and Environmental Science

    6th hour - Prep

    7th hour / 8th hour CMS Biotechnology


    All Agricultural Classes will get their book, homework, and power point presentations through Google Classroom

    I will transfer grades to Skyward every Friday afternoon


    Agriculture Class Supplies

    1 3-ring binder (1.5 inch) for science class use only

    Dividers for binder (at least 6)

    Optional, though GREATLY APPRECIATED:

         1 box of tissues for students with last names beginning A - G

         1 container of Lysol Wipes for students with last names beginning H - Z