Profile for Dr. Hollinger:

Dr. Faron L. Hollinger received his Doctor of Education and Educational Specialist degrees from The University of Alabama and his Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of South Alabama. He served the Baldwin County Public School System as a teacher, school psychologist, supervisor, coordinator, and division superintendent from 1976 to 2000. He left Baldwin County to serve as Superintendent of Education for the Jasper City School System from 2000 to 2002 before returning to Baldwin County where he served as Superintendent of Education from 2002 to 2010. Dr. Hollinger has served as an invited presenter for state, regional, and national conferences as well as The University of Alabama College of Education. He was named the 1993 and 1996 School Psychologist of the Year by the Alabama Association of School Psychologists and was recognized as Superintendent of the Year by two separate organizations in 2004 and 2008, respectively.

Since his retirement from public education, Dr. Hollinger has worked as an educational and leadership consultant and is currently President/CEO of The Akribos Group and a Board Chair with the Board of School Superintendents (BOSS) for Alabama projects and initiatives. He also serves as Executive Director for The University of Alabama Capstone Education Society Board of Directors and Coordinator for the University of Mobile Center for Leadership Education Alliance.

Education

2010 Leadership Institute for Superintendents Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
1991 Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1983 Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1978 Master of Education (M.Ed.)
The University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
1975 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
The University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

Employment

2011-Present THE AKRIBOS GROUP President/CEO
Educational/Leadership consulting practice specializing in strategic planning, leadership assessment, training and development, and organizational design and management.
BOARD OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS (BOSS)
BOSS Chair for Alabama Cohort
National organization dedicated to providing professional enhancement services to current School Superintendents through coaching support, cohort roundtables, professional networking and superintendent leadership development.
2010-2011 INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT
Providing consulting services for school systems, as well as institutions of higher education and not for profits in the design of innovative and effective educational programs for competitive funding initiatives from federal and state governments, foundations and corporations.
2002-2010 BALDWIN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Superintendent of Education
2000-2002 JASPER CITY SCHOOLS
Superintendent of Education
1979-1981 TROY STATE UNIVERSITY
Adjunct Faculty
1976-2000 BALDWIN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Division Superintendent
Coordinator
Supervisor
School System Psychologist
Teacher

Professional Affiliations

The University of Alabama Capstone Education Society Executive Director (2013-Present)
Board of Directors (2009-2012)
University of Mobile Center for Leadership Education Alliance Coordinator
Broad Superintendents Academy 2009 Finalist
School Superintendents of Alabama District I President (2008-2009)
Executive Board (2008-2009)
American Association of School Administrators Superintendent’ Roundtable (2008)
Governor’s Congress on School Leadership (2004)
Schlechty Center for Leadership in School Reform Superintendent’s Leadership Network (2004-2009)
Leadership Alabama, Class XV
Leadership Coastal Alabama, 2003-2004
Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools

 

Honors

2010 “In Recognition of Outstanding Service as Superintendent in Alabama”
School Superintendents of Alabama
2008 “Superintendent of The Year”
School Superintendents of Alabama District I
2007 “Who’s Who in American Education”
Marquis Who’s Who, Eighth Edition
2006 “Excellence in Life Award”
Baldwin County High School Class of 1970
2005 “Marbury Innovations in Technology Superintendent’s Award
Alabama State Department of Education
2005 “Outstanding Communicator Award”
National School Public Relations Association
2004 “Superintendent of the Year”
Alabama Community Education Association
1998 Alabama’s finalist for “National School Psychologist of the Year”
National Association of School Psychologists
1996 “Thomas B. Warren School Psychologist of the Year Award”
Alabama Association of School Psychologists
1995 “Partner of the Year”
Partnership for Mental Health
The Baldwin County Mental Health Centers
1993 “Thomas B. Warren School Psychologist of the Year Award”
1992 “Outstanding Young Man of America”
Outstanding Young Men of America
1988 “Triangle Award for Research”
Phi Delta Kappa