Our People

Our values: 
Be of service, believe in people and drive for excellence and equity.

Kesha DeJarnett of The Holdsworth Center smiles during a district leadership program sessioon.

We believe all students regardless of background deserve access to high-quality educational opportunities. We will always set the bar high for the quality of learning we deliver. And most importantly, we will never stop learning ourselves.

Portait photo of Dr. Lindsay Whorton, President of The Holdsworth Center

Dr. Lindsay Whorton

President of The Holdsworth Center

Dr. Lindsay Whorton is proud to be a founding member of The Holdsworth Center. As its leader, she is dedicated to living the center’s values to be of service, believe in people and drive for excellence and equity.

Read full bio
Portait photo of Dr. Pauline Dow, Vice President

Dr. Pauline Dow

Vice President

Dr. Pauline Dow brings more than three decades of experience in public schools, a deep expertise in bilingual education and a passion for serving students and educators of all backgrounds to her role at Holdsworth.

Read full bio

A diverse board means fresh perspectives. Holdsworth is guided by leaders who have held high office and earned deep respect within their fields, including government, business, the non-profit sector and higher education. They are committed to our mission and help steer us in the right direction.

Portait photo of Dr. Ruth Simmons, Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Ruth Simmons

Holdsworth Board Chair
Prairie View A&M University

Ruth J. Simmons is the President of Prairie View A&M University and former President of Brown University from 2001-2012. Under her leadership, Brown made significant strides in improving its standing as one of the world’s finest research universities.

Read full bio
Photo of Stephen Wurtz, Chief Academic Officer of Arlington Independent School District, and Elna Davis, Area Superintendent of Grand Prairie Independent School District, smiling during a Holdsworth leadership program session.

Join our team

We believe that good work starts with good people. We’re always looking for passionate, talented individuals to join our team.

View open positions