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About the Instructor

Introduction

As an extensively trained and certified professional instructor, I serve as a mentor who guides your children through their work while also providing direction, support and encouragement. I create an at-home study plan in addition to monitoring classroom assignments, and I emphasize the importance of accurately completing each assignment within a designated time frame. This has helped many of my students increase self-confidence, thus becoming more self-reliant. Like all Kumon Instructors, I have a true passion for education and an earnest desire to help children succeed.

Biography and Background

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Dr. Jeff Holness is a long-time educator and community leader. He has been an active lead educator in Broward county for many years, working for approximately 20 years as a teacher, educator, and assistant principal designee for Broward County Public Schools. He has also worked as a college intern educator and an associate university professor teaching in the field of communications for over 10 years. As the primary instructor, owner and director of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Coral Springs-South, his goal is to help children reach their full potential to succeed in school and become productive members of the society.  Dr. Holness completed a doctorate 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. He is the proud father of two wonderful sons, Jordan (14) and Matthew (10).  Dr. Holness’s sons currently attend Kumon Math and Reading Center of Coral Springs-South.


As a long-time educator and community leader, Dr. Holness has served Broward County residents in numerous capacities. He has served for many years as School Advisory Council member and chair for several schools in Broward County. In addition, Dr. Holness was the founder of Student Learning Communities as well as served as Zone Business Partner and ESOL coordinator for Broward Schools. He 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 develop and maintain over 40 beautiful well-kept parks in the County providing adequate recreational and educational activities for children and families. He has also served as a member of the Summer Scholarship Committee granting scholarship to children of families experiencing financial hardship so those children could attend summer camps. Dr. Holness is currently a member of Kiwanis Club of Greater Sunrise. In the past, he was a member of several Kiwanis clubs and has served as president for two years. In addition to being a past president of Kiwanis he received the Kiwanis Lt. Governors Recognition Award for High Performance.  Further, Dr. Holness has also served as a member of several community organizations, homeowners associations and community clubs.

 

 

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Coral Springs South was recently selected as Partner of the Year by Ramblewood Elementary and nominated to receive the Broward County prestigious award as Business Partner of the Year for Broward County Schools. Kumon of Coral Springs South was also nominated this year (2020) by Maplewood Elementary to receive its Community Involvement Award as Outstanding School Based Partner of the Year. Kumon of Coral Springs South under Dr. Holness’s leadership continues to award several fully paid 6-month scholarships yearly to students with economic challenges from schools near his Kumon math and reading center. The center has also sponsored many of the surrounding schools’ programs and clubs. The center also conducts a yearly Back to School Drive to help provide school supplies and materials to children enrolled in Broward Schools who are experiencing economic challenges.  

 

Dr. Jeff Holness has served as a lead educator in Broward since1996. He is a certified teacher in mathematics, social science, gifted education and educational leadership by the State of Florida Department of Education. He is also certified in Teaching Students with Disabilities by Broward County Schools. His educational leadership experiences include being a past Florida Atlantic University’s clinical intern educator, member of the school’s Leadership Council, chair of the School Advisory Council, founder and coordinator of Student Learning Communities, coordinator of Community Partnership, coordinator of Anti- , assistant principal designee and member of school’s Literacy Leadership team.


Dr. Holness has supported numerous charities including Relay for Life Cancer Society, Family First, Support Wildlife, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Stop Heart Disease, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Broward Education Foundation.  


With his long history and track record of meeting the learning needs of children all across Broward and serving his community, you can rest assure that Dr. Holness and Kumon of Coral Springs South will work diligently with your child to realize her or his full potential so she or he can become successful and productive members of our society.


Training and Certification

Jeff Holness, Ed.D

Academic Degrees

Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership – (2005)

Nova Southeastern University. Davie, FL

 

Master of Science in Education - (2001)

Nova Southeastern University. Davie, FL

 

Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology - (1998)

Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, FL

                                               

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts/Associate of Science (1992)

Broward Community College. Davie, FL

                       

Professional Certification/License/Training

 

Online Faculty Instructional Training (e-College) – Training on instructing students in the online learning environment using e-College - Graceland University

 

Online Faculty Training Unit (WEBCT)Training on instructing students in the online learning environment using WEBCT - Nova Southeastern University

 

Florida Teacher/Administration Certification – Professional Educator’s Certificate from the State of Florida Department of Education:

 

Ed. Leadership - All Levels

Gifted Endorsement

Mathematics 5-9

Social Science 6-12

 

LEAD Program, School Board of Broward County’s Leadership Experiences and Administrative Development (LEAD) program for assistant principals: Completed Broward County’s 2-yr assistant principal training program

 

SALT 1 & 11 Certificates, Administrator’s Certificate from The School Board of Broward County’s South Area Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT 1 & 11) Program

 

LAMP Training, School Board of Broward County’s North area Leadership, Administrative, and Mentoring Program (LAMP) for aspiring assistant principals: Completed 2 years of training in leadership and administration of public secondary schools