Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Governor Beshear Congratulates Education Commissioner Dr. Terry Holliday on Retirement

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, April 01, 2015  
Contact Information:  Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian

FRANKFORT, Ky. – “Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has been an outstanding public servant and advocate for students, teachers and school districts in the Commonwealth throughout his remarkable career. His leadership has helped Kentucky develop a world-class education system for our students, and Kentucky is recognized as a trailblazer for meaningful education reform and improvements.

We’ve seen many positive results of Terry’s leadership over the years. Under his guidance, Kentucky was the first state to adopt and implement the Common Core State Standards. Commissioner Holliday has worked tirelessly to implement the balanced assessment and accountability system mandated by Senate Bill 1. The First Lady and I are especially grateful for the Commissioner’s work with us to raise the compulsory school age in Kentucky from 16 to 18. I hope all Kentuckians will join Jane and me in thanking Commissioner Holliday for his hard work and dedication. We wish him the best in this future endeavors.” – Gov. Steve Beshear