Superintendent chosen as KY education chief

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A North Carolina school superintendent
whose district has received national acclaim has been hired as
Kentucky's new education commissioner.

Terry Holliday was selected Friday by the Kentucky Board of
Education to oversee the state's education system. He was given a
four-year contract effective Aug. 5 and will make $225,000 a year.

Since 2002, Holliday has been superintendent of a school
district in Statesville, N.C. The district received the 2008
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Holliday's experience as an educator includes stints as a
superintendent, associate superintendent, assistant principal and
band director in other school districts.

He received a bachelor's degree from Furman University, a
master's degree and doctorate from Winthrop University and a
doctorate from the University of South Carolina.

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