Terry Holliday, Kentucky Education Commissioner (#439)
Terry Holliday, who was awarded a four-year contract in summer 2009 as Kentucky commissioner of education, discusses the challenging education landscape and the strategy for moving forward. He has said the Commonwealth will compete for the $4.35 billion in “Race for the Top” federal grants to be awarded in 2010 for reform and innovation in classrooms.
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The former superintendent of the Iredell-Statesville school district in Statesville, N.C., Terry Holliday was named North Carolina Superintendent of the Year in 2009. Holliday kept a blog there and continues to do so here, at Doc H’s Blog. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Furman University; a master’s degree and doctorate from Winthrop University; and a doctorate from the University of South Carolina.