CHAIRMAN. Mr. Holland enjoyed a 40-year career in education, public and private. He obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston, a Masters of Education from Sam Houston State University, a Superintendents Certification from Sam Houston State University, and has obtained 15 hours towards a doctorate. Married to Susan for 39 years, with three sons: Matt (married to Camille, son Levi and daughter Annabelle), Cody (married to Holly, daughter Olive), and Tyler (wife Melissa).
ACCOMPLISHMENTS (Partial List)
Started the Academy for Biomedical studies at R.L. Turner. Started the Academy of Media Arts and Technology. Wrote the scope and sequence for both programs. Principal of the year in 2002. Started academic credit recovery in Carrollton Farmers Branch. Helped the other high schools in the district start programs in credit recovery and helped them design their own magnet programs. Implemented a comprehensive staff development program for R.L. Turner. Focusing on building relevance to subject areas and needs. Designed and implemented a program on developing teacher leaders. Implemented “Every Teacher a Reading Teacher” program at R.L. Turner. Implemented a comprehensive mentoring program for freshman lead by Seniors. (TAP) Turner Advisory Program. Quadrupled the number of students participating in our Advanced Placement Program. In 2 years we went from giving 142 tests to giving over 700 exams. Designed a freshman retreat to help 9th grade students assimilate to high school.
Received the Max Schlotter Award for the Outstanding Student in School Administration in 1993. Thinking Maps Trainer of Trainer. Served as a Board Member for Chuck Norris’s Kick Start Kids For Texas. Current member of the Oklahoma Association Secondary School Principals. Consultant for constructing testing for Texas Public Schools. Speaker for National Conference in Las Vegas and Los Angles for PLATO online learning. Panelist for AVID implementation at the local and state level. State Championship Football Coach in 1982