Holley tapped as interim super

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Former Covington County Schools Superintendent Terry Holley has been named interim superintendent for the Crenshaw County school system.

The decision was made at a meeting on Monday.

Holley will fill a position vacated by superintendent Randy Wilkes, who recently was hired as the new superintendent in Phenix City.

“I’m filling in for them to do the superintendent search,” he said. “And then I’ll help out with the transition.”

Holley said he doesn’t know the time frame for the superintendent search, but said he is very fortunate to be in Crenshaw County.

“It’s a great system,” he said. “There is a lot of pride and tradition.”

Brantley School, Highland Home School and Luverne School comprise the system, which boasts nearly 2,300 students system wide.

Earlier this year, the system was named the top county school system in the state, with a 96 percent graduation rate.

Additionally, the system has planned to launch a new career tech program, which is set to begin in the fall.

But right now, Holley said the focus is on getting the system ready to open its doors.

“We still have hiring to make,” he said. “There are a lot of personnel matters to take care of. We have a board meeting next Monday night, and we are working to make sure we get people hired.”

Holley said he is looking forward to working with the system.

Troy Hudson, vice chairman of the Crenshaw County Board of Education said Tuesday that the board is looking forward to working with Holley.

“Mr. Holley came highly recommended, and we need him to step in and take the reigns as we have capital improvement projects and other things that have to get taken care of prior to the star of school,” he said. “We have great confidence in Mr. Holley’s ability to move us in the right direction.”