Dr. Holt is a proud graduate of the public school system. Discovering his passion for education at an early age, Dr. Holt began his employment with the public school system at age 18 working as an instructional aide at an elementary school. Knowing he wanted to be a teacher, he enrolled at California State University, Long Beach to earn his bachelor’s degree and teaching credential. Dr. Holt also holds a masters degree in education administration from California State University, Los Angeles and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Holt is a dedicated father to three grown children.
Background The Superintendent’s Office oversees all Divisions within the District, including Business Services, Instructional Services, and Human Resources and Development. As Superintendent, Dr. Holt is the District’s Chief Instructional Leader and the Secretary to the Governing Board. His role is to carry out the policy decisions and planning initiatives of the Governing Board. His other duties include:
Supervision of the district’s 19 schools
Hiring and evaluation of the school principals
Oversight of the District’s budget and facilities
Serving as the District’s chief spokesperson and liaison to the cities of San Marcos, Carlsbad, and Vista, Palomar College, California State University of San Marcos, the San Diego County Office of Education, parent groups, service clubs, business organizations, and the media