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Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Darvis Holley

Mr. Darvis Holley became the proud principal of Fort Dix Elementary School in July 2021. Mr. Holley has been an educator for over fourteen years. Most recently, Mr. Holley held the position of assistant principal of Helen A. Fort/ Newcomb Middle School for the past seven years. Prior, he served for seven years as a special education teacher at Hamilton West High School and Grice Middle School in Hamilton, New Jersey. During Mr. Holley’s tenure at Helen A. Fort/ Newcomb Middle School, the school was named a National School of Character as well as a Future Ready School due to Mr. Holley’s contributions to innovative initiatives within the school.

Mr. Holley has organized many professional development opportunities for staff and has served on several curriculum development and strategic planning committees. He enjoys working collaboratively with colleagues to maximize learning opportunities for the students and families that he serves.

Mr. Holley earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education with a minor in Sociology from Winston-Salem State University and a Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Wilmington University. He is currently completing a Certificate in School Management and Leadership from Harvard University as well as a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Stockton University.

As the son of a Vietnam veteran, Mr. Holley is ecstatic to serve the students and their families at the Joint Base. He understands how important of a role the school plays in making sure the children of our service members are receiving a quality education that will prepare them with the skills they need to be successful in a 21st-century society.