About Dr. Jeff Holness

Candidate for School Board of Broward County, Countywide, At-Large, Seat 9

Father, Educator,
Community Leader,
Business Owner


Dr. Jeff Holness is a long-time community leader and educator.

Dr. Jeff has worked diligently throughout his life to serve others and his community. He has been an active lead educator in Broward County for many years, working for over 20 years as a teacher and assistant principal designee for Broward County Schools.

Schools he has taught within Broward County schools:

  • Walter C. Young Middle,
  • Apollo Middle,
  • Lyons Creek Middle,
  • and several Broward County community schools.

Dr. Holness has received numerous recognition for his contribution to students’ success including:

  • SS Teacher of the Year (Walter C Young Middle),
  • SS Teacher of the Year (Apollo Middle),
  • and Broward County SS Teacher of the Year Finalist.

Dr. Jeff has worked as a college intern educator and an associate university professor teaching in the field of communications for over 10 years.

He is currently a small business owner and director of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Coral Springs-South helping children reach their full potential to not only succeed in school but to become productive members of the society.

Community Leader

As a long-time educational and community leader, Dr. Jeff Holness has served Broward County residents in numerous capacities.

Dr. Jeff is currently serving as a member of Broward County’s Consumer Protection Board. He served as chair of the City of Plantation Parks and Recreation Board and helped the city to develop and maintain over 40 beautiful well-kept parks in the county providing adequate recreational activities for all residents. With his commitment, dedication and proven results, Dr. Holness was re-elected unanimously to continue to chair the Board of Parks and Recreation in the 2014-2015 year.

He has also served for many years as School Advisory Council member and chair for several schools in Broward County including Walter C. Young Middle in Pembroke Pines, Apollo Middle in Hollywood, and Lyons Creek Middle in Coconut Creek. He also served as Zone Business Partner and ESOL coordinator at Lyons Creek Middle School.

Further, Dr. Holness has served as a member of the Summer Scholarship Committee granting scholarships to children of families experiencing financial hardship so those children could attend summer camps.

In addition, Dr. Holness was the founder of Student Learning Communities at Lyons Creek Middle School where he helped over 400 students enrolled in the program achieve significant success and learning gains on the state standardize assessments.


Dr. Jeff is the proud father of two wonderful sons, Jordan (13) and Matthew (8).

Dr. Holness’s sons also attend Kumon Math and Reading Center of Coral Springs-South with both his sons previously receiving a “Place of Distinction” on Kumon’s Honor Roll.

Both of his sons attend public schools in Parkland, Broward County; one attending Heron Heights Elementary and the other attending Westglades Middle School.

As a parent of two Parkland public school students, Dr. Holness and his sons were also affected by the unfortunate horrific tragedy that took place at MSD.

School safety and mental health of our Broward County School children are of high priority.

Dr. Jeff Holness Values Education.

Dr. Holness completed a doctor of education in organizational leadership and a master of science in education at Nova Southeastern University. In addition, he earned a bachelor of arts in sociology at Florida Atlantic University.

Nova Southeastern University

Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership

Nova Southeastern University

Master of Science in Education

Florida Atlantic University

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Women's March Florida- Broward Chapter Interview

Episode Sixty - Conversations with Candidates: Jeff Holness, Candidate for Broward County School Board, At-Large Seat 9.

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