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Gregory C. Mullenholz II Named to Academic Circle of Excellence Alumni Hall of Fame

Mount St. Mary’s Division of Education is excited to announce this year’s inductee into the Academic Circle of Excellence Alumni Hall of Fame: Gregory C. Mullenholz II, C’03. This prestigious award is intended to recognize distinguished alumni of Mount St. Mary’s, specifically those who have made a significant difference in their community or profession.

academic-circle-of-excellence-logo-200.pngAs Dean Barbara Marinak, Ph.D., explained, “[Greg] is living the Mount mission as an ethical educator who embodies a passion for learning while leading a life of service to the Mount and his profession.”

Mullenholz graduated from the Mount in 2003 with a major in elementary education. Dr. Palmer, who knew Mullenholz well as an undergraduate, shares that he excelled in the university classroom and the elementary classroom.

After graduating, Mullenholz emerged as a local and national educational leader. He served as a fifth-grade teacher and then the Staff Development teacher at Twinbrook Elementary in Rockville, Md. He earned a Master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from John Hopkins University. During the 2011-2012 school year, Mullenholz took a one-year sabbatical from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to join the U.S. Department of Education as a Washington Teaching Ambassador Fellow. One of only five teachers from across the country selected for the Fellowship, he worked in the Office of the Secretary.

mullenholz-blog-2.jpgMarinak, dean of the Division of Education, reached out to the community, staff, and faculty that Mullenholz serves, and many spoke of his leadership, his enthusiasm, and his collaborative attitude.

One teacher wrote “Greg is a leader who has the vision to take instructional best practices to the next level while ensuring that his staff and students are equipped with the resources and support they need to get the work done.

But as always, the most heartfelt words celebrating Mullenholz’s leadership come from a child. Recently, he joined a student for a photo-op after the first grader dressed as Mr. Mullenholz for Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” (right down to the suit and pastel-colored tie!). The often shy child proudly declared, “I’m going to be the best principal. Just like Mr. Mullenholz!”

It is with great pride that the Division of Education announces our inductee into the Academic Circle of Excellence Alumni Hall of Fame. Congratulations Greg Mullenholz II, C’03.