Principal: Brandy Holley
Mrs. Holley is entering her 15th year in education and her 4th year as the Principal of Mount Sterling Elementary. Mrs. Holley has had experience in teaching at the elementary level in Nicholas and Montgomery counties and has served in an administrative role at McNabb Middle school prior to coming to MSE.
Mrs. Holley received both her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from Morehead State University. While at MSU, Mrs. Holley was a member of the Women’s Soccer team and several service organizations.
Mrs. Holley is very excited to begin her 4th year as the principal of MSE. MSE has accomplished some amazing things in the past few years and we are all looking forward to seeing what the future holds. MSE prides itself on being innovative and thinking outside the box. Mrs. Holley and her team plan to continue the focus on high levels of academic achievement and high expectations coupled with 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 successful without a strong relationship and commitment from the parents.
Mrs. Holley resides in Mount Sterling with her husband Brian and their 3 children, Liza, Chandler and Jack. She has two German Shorthaired Pointers named Sadie and Sam. In her free time, Mrs. Holley enjoys reading and traveling with her family.
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. He will begin his 4th year as Assistant Principal at MSE.
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.