Dr. Faron L. Hollinger

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.

Dr. Faron L. Hollinger
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.


 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



 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.
 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
 School System Psychologist


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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 



 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