Principal: Brandy Holley
Brandy Gifford Holley has worked in the field of education for the past 14 years. She began her career as a third grade teacher in Nicholas County, Kentucky before joining the staff in Montgomery County. Her experience includes curriculum, data and instructional practices. She has had the opportunity to teach at both Mapleton Elementary and Camargo Elementary. During the 2013-14 school year, she served as the Assistant Principal at McNabb Middle School.
Mrs. Holley received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree with an emphasis in Instructional Leadership from Morehead State University.
Mrs. Holley is excited about leading Mt. Sterling Elementary School as Principal during the 2016-2017 school year and plans to focus on academics and the overall development of children, through communication, visibility and accountability. She believes that ALL students can learn at high levels and that no school can be truly successful without the commitment of the parents.
Brandy Holley and her husband, Brian, reside in Mt. Sterling and have three children, Liza, Chandler and Jack. They also have a German Short Haired Pointer named Sadie. In her free time, Mrs. Holley enjoys reading and traveling.
Assistant Principal: Nick Pannell
Nick Pannell is a 2000 graduate of Montgomery County High School. He earned a Bachelor's Degree, a Master's in Art Education, and supervision certification from Morehead State University. He has served as a teacher at Montgomery County High School for more than 10 years.
During high school Mr. Pannell had the opportunity to participate in both District and Regional boys' varsity soccer tournament wins, and since 2001 he has earned numerous accolades and awards as a soccer coach in the Montgomery County Schools, including Coach of the Year.
Mr. Pannell and his wife, Sarah, have two young children.