The Quitman, Mississippi Board of Education has selected Dr. Toriano M. Holloway to serve as the District’s next Superintendent following a four-month search that began with employee and community meetings. Dr. Holloway, who currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for Operations and Federal Programs with the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, will be replacing Interim Superintendent Dr. Charles Lynn Weathersby.
Dr. Holloway began his career as a teacher and basketball coach with the Gulfport School District and has served as an Assistant Principal and Principal. While serving as Principal at St. Martin High School and Harrison Central High School, Dr. Holloway was instrumental in raising the academic performances in both schools.
“With his educational background and academic focus, the Board is convinced that Dr. Holloway is the right person for the job of Superintendent of the Quitman School District,” said Board President William Price.
Dr. Holloway received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with teacher certification from Mississippi University for Women; his Master’s Degree of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi; and his Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.
“The Board is excited to have Dr. Holloway come on board, and we look forward to his leadership in moving the District forward,” Price said.
The Board wants to acknowledge its appreciation to the Mississippi School Board Association for its assistance in conducting and completing the search.