Quitman School District hires new superintendent

Dr. Toriano Holloway

QUITMAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Quitman Board of Education announced Tuesday that Dr. Toriano M. Holloway has been hired to lead the district as superintendent. It caps a 4-month search that began with employee and community meetings.

Holloway comes from the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School
District, where he is currently assistant superintendent for operations and federal programs. He takes the place of interim superintendent, Dr. Charles Lynn Weathersby.

Holloway is to begin the job in Quitman in January 2018.

According to a release from the Quitman School Board, Holloway began his career as a teacher and basketball coach with the Gulfport School District and has been an assistant principal and principal. The district says Holloway was instrumental in rising academic performance while he was principal at St. Martin High School and Harrison Central High School.

“With his educational background and academic focus, the board is convinced that Dr. Holloway is the right person for the job of superintendent of the Quitman School District,” said Board President William Price.

Holloway has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with teacher certification from the Mississippi University for Women, a Master’s in Educational Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational
Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.