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June 23, 2020

(WILMINGTON, DE) – Delaware College Scholars (DCS) recently welcomed Mark Holodick, Ed.D to its board.

As senior leadership specialist for the Delaware Academy for School Leadership (DASL) at the University of Delaware, Dr. Holodick coordinates the Academy’s Executive Leadership Program for aspiring superintendents and the Principal Preparation Program for aspiring school leaders. He also serves as lead faculty and conducts research in collaboration with school districts and charter schools. Previous to Dr. Holodick’s current position, he was the Superintendent of the Brandywine School District. Throughout his career, Dr. Holodick has also served as principal, assistant principal, and teacher in the secondary education setting.

“We’re thrilled to bring Mark’s experience in and passion for education to DCS,” said Dr. Tony Alleyne, Executive Director of DCS. He continued, “Mark has the incredible ability to think about education globally and uniquely find ways to tailor an educational experience to each child. We do this every day at DCS and I know Mark’s dedication to the student experience will even further improve our program.”

Dr. Holodick’s commitment to education can be seen in his volunteer experience as well. He was one of only four superintendents to spearhead the BRINC Consortium; serves as a member of the statewide Vision 2025 implementation committee; has served as the president and vice president of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA), and is a member of the College Board’s Superintendent Advisory Board Council.


Mark Holhdick, School of Education, Delaware Academy for School Leadership, February 19th, 2020.


“I am excited to serve on the Board of Delaware College Scholars as I know quite well the impact that this program has on students and the way in which involvement in it can literally change the trajectory of a young person’s life. The program, content, activities, and staff, are able to support students who the system too often overlooks; students with great potential who are thirsty for ‘academic press.’ Delaware College Scholars gives students the scholarly attention, mindset, and skills necessary to flourish in college and beyond.  I’ve seen it firsthand as many Brandywine School District students were supported by the program during my time as superintendent,” said Dr. Holodick.

In the past, Dr. Holodick has received the Administrator of the Year Award from the Delaware Association of Educational Office Professionals, was named School Administrator of the Year by the Delaware Association of School Librarians, and has been named Superintendent of the Year by the Delaware Chief School Officers Association. He lives in Wilmington with his wife Angie and three daughters, Taylor, Rosaleigh, and Lillian.

Delaware College Scholars (DCS) is a leading college preparation and college persistence program in the State of Delaware. For high-achieving, under-resourced, public high school students, DCS’ seven-year tuition-free program provides its scholars with a clear path to college graduation from competitive four-year universities. Scholars prepare for college acceptance and success by participating in one of the most academically rigorous college-level curricula in the state and receiving year-round personal counseling during their college years. 

 To date, 91 percent of Delaware College Scholars, who are often the first in their family to attend college, have gone on to four-year institutions of higher learning. To learn more about DCS, please visit []