Our Founder

Charlie Hollar - A Man and his Legacy

Aug. 5th, 1934 - Oct. 23, 2011

Charlie Hollar, the founder of Great Expectations, positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of educators, and subsequently, all of their students.  Few have had such a profound impact on Oklahoma's society as this humble servant leader. Schools are literally transformed when Great Expectations is fully implemented. Academic performance goes up, and discipline referrals go down. It is estimated that over 200,000 students are currently taught by a GE trained teacher.Charlie's final challenge to each of us was to continue his legacy of providing the highest quality education for every child through the implementation of GE. Great Expectations is truly "Transforming Lives Through Education." Charlie Hollar would ask you to join us in this important endeavor!

Learn More

Charlie Hollar was a great man, father, husband, mentor, leader and so much more. Learn more about what Charlie Hollar did for education by reading a letter written to nominate Charlie for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

Read Charlie's Hall of Fame Nomination Letter

The Song

The song "You Stood" was written, produced and performed by Allan Johnson in honor of Charlie Hollar. Allan performed the song live at the Charlie Hollar Celebration held at the University of Central Oklahoma on Monday, October 10, 2011.

Read the lyrics of "You Stood"