Terry Holliday, PhD, was selected as Kentucky’s fifth commissioner of education in July 2009.

From 2002 until 2009, Holliday served as superintendent of the Iredell-Statesville school district, serving more than 20,000 students. Under his leadership, the Iredell-Statesville school district received the 2008 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.

In December 2010, Holliday was named to the board of directors for the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and is currently serving as the President.

In September 2011, Holliday was appointed to serve a four-year term on the National Assessment Governing Board. The board sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the Nation’s Report Card.

Holliday is the co-author of Running All the Red Lights: A Journey of System-Wide Educational Reform.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Furman University; a master’s degree and education specialist degree from Winthrop University; and a doctorate from the University of South Carolina.