Janet Rulon Holdcraft

Janet Holdcraft

Title: School System Administrator
Company: Glassboro Board of Education
Location: Franklinville, New Jersey, United States

Janet Rulon Holdcraft, School System Administrator at Glassboro Board of Education, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Teaching.

Retired since 1995, Dr. Holdcraft was head teacher of the Glassboro Board of Education and an assistant superintendent of curriculum and personnel, accruing over 48 years in education before retirement. She was recently awarded a 2017 Distinguished Educator Award for Significant and Outstanding Contribution to Public Education, and was elected to the Glassboro High School Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2005. In addition to her accomplishments as an administrator, Dr. Holdcraft is a prolific member of her civic community, as well as a sportswoman and a 1990 Elizabeth M. Bozarth Scholar of the New Jersey Alpha Zeta. She is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

An alumna of Glassboro State, now Rowan University, Dr. Holdcraft earned a BA and an MA in the ‘60s and later attended Seton Hall University to receive an EdD in 1994. She is certified in teaching, as a reading specialist, as a school business administrator, and as a principal. Dr. Holdcraft entered teaching as a fourth grade teacher in the Glassboro Board of Education in 1962, and moved into seventh and eighth grades. She taught corrective reading and title one reading, as well as arts and language. In 1988, she became a teacher with the GED Adult Evening School in Glassboro as well as a director of student activities. She became a principal in 1991, and served as a director of curriculum and instruction with the Pennsville School District for one year before becoming an assistant superintendent from 1995 to 2010.

Ms. Holdcraft was recognized from 1978 to 1980 with the position of co-director of the reading grant at the U.S. Office of Education, followed by recognition by the New Jersey Governor’s Teacher’s Recognition Program in 1988. She served her community in a variety of respects, including budgeting for the Bright Promises Nursery School, leading the Holly Shores chapter of the Girl Scouts of the USA, and as a member of the Mother’s Football Club. She remains a member of the Gloucester County Curriculum Consortium and the executive committee of the New Jersey Council of Education.

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