New Tyrrell Schools superintendent begins work

Published 1:49 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oliver A. Holley took up his duties as superintendent of Tyrrell County Schools on Oct. 15, and at week’s end he issued the following statement:

“Greetings Students, Staff and Stakeholders,

“Let me first start by thanking each of you for the warm welcome you have extended me during this transition. I am honored and excited to serve the community of Tyrrell County as your Superintendent of schools. I value the trust that the staff, students, parents, and community have placed in me. I do not take my responsibility lightly. I whole-heartily believe in a quality and comprehensive education for all students. Tyrrell County Schools is known for a focus on its academic excellence and extracurricular programs, but also the positive relationships between staff and students.

“My mission as your Superintendent is to collaborate with our students, staff, and community stakeholders to provide safe and orderly learning environments, where we can enhance our focus on rigorous teaching and learning opportunities for all students. Our Board of Education is dedicated to promoting quality education as is evident by their keen ability to support our dynamic teams of administrators, teachers, and support staff members.

“It is critical to every student’s success that they graduate from high school with the knowledge and social skills necessary to pursue and achieve their goals and dreams. We will set and maintain high expectations for all students and staff, which reflect the qualities of the community we serve.

“Each day, we will ask ourselves the following question to ensure our focus, ‘Did we do what is best for the students?’

“Lastly, I would like to thank Dr. Travis Twiford for his leadership and knowledge. I appreciate your commitment to education. Again, I am glad to be a Wildcat and Bull Dog!

“Educationally Yours, Oliver A. Holley. Engage, Empower, Educate.”