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Dr. Holley Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Ashanti Holley, Superintendent of Schools

Burlington County's own Dr. Ashanti Holley, born, raised, and educated locally, is set to assume the role of Superintendent starting July 1, 2024. Dr. Holley brings a wealth of experience from her previous positions as a Special Education teacher, counselor, vice principal, principal, and Assistant Superintendent. Her comprehensive understanding of these roles has consistently propelled her career forward. Dr. Holley holds a BA, two Master's degrees, a Doctorate, a certification in Human Resources, and credentials in Professional Civil and Divorce Mediation. She is also a nationally published author.

Throughout her career, Dr. Holley has played a crucial role in developing educational programs and initiatives that have left a significant mark on the community. Her achievements include:

  • Serving on the School Development Authority for the construction of New Brunswick High School and Perth Amboy High School.

  • Enhancing language arts and math assessment scores.

  • Initiating a Freshman Academy.

  • Starting a Chromebook program.

  • Securing millions in grants.

  • Leading the Burlington County Institute of Technology as a lighthouse district—a prestigious distinction awarded to only six districts out of 636 schools in New Jersey by the New Jersey Department of Education. 

With her extensive record of achievements and innovative leadership, Dr. Holley is well-prepared to continue making a significant impact in her new role as Superintendent. The community can look forward to her continued leadership and commitment.

As she takes the helm as Superintendent, Dr. Holley's vision for BCSSSD and BCIT is collaboration, innovation, and student-centered learning. With her leadership, Burlington County Special Services Schools and Burlington County Institute of Technology are poised to continue their tradition of excellence and provide students with the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Burlington County welcomes Dr. Ashanti Holley as its new Superintendent, confident in her ability to lead both districts to new heights of success. Her appointment signals a new era of opportunity and growth for students, staff, and the community. We look forward to the positive impact she will make in shaping our county's education future.