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Last Updated: 1/13/2022 4:12 PM

J.B. McNabb Middle School
3570 Indian Mound Drive
Mount Sterling, KY 40353

Principal: Brandy Holley       

Asst. Principals: John Preston & Renee Boots 

Phone: 859-497-8770                       Fax: 859-497-9683

We build the Future, One Child at a time.

Mission Statement

The mission of J.B. McNabb Middle School is to provide a safe and secure environment that will promote academic excellence, social success, and a lifelong passion for learning for all students.  This will prepare students to become productive citizens in a diverse and ever changing world.


Principal: Brandy Holley

Holley, Brandy

Mrs. Holley is entering her 20th year in education and her 2nd as the Principal of McNabb Middle School.  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, and principal of Mount Sterling Elementary School prior to returning to McNabb Middle School. 

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 2nd year as the principal of McNabb.  McNabb has accomplished some amazing things in the past few years and we are all looking forward to seeing what the future holds.  McNabb 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 communications, 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 Sadie and Sophie, as well as a puppy named GG.  In her free time, Mrs. Holley enjoys reading and traveling with her family. 


Assistant Principal: John Preston

Preston, John

Mr. Preston has over 30 years of public school experience with the most recent as Principal of Grant County Middle School for three years and one year as the Assistant Principal also at Grant County Middle School. He was the Vice Principal/Teacher-in-Charge in Elk Grove, California for the Elk Grove Unified School District for the five years prior to his move to Kentucky and taught in Idaho for 13 years, and 5 years in Washington.

He received his undergraduate degree from Washington State University in Physical Education/Social Studies, and was a member of the Men’s Basketball Team. Mr. Preston received his Masters in School Administration from Heritage College in Toppenish, Washington in 2000. 

Mr. Preston looks forward to working with the staff and getting to know the students at McNabb Middle School. When asked his vision, he shared, "My vision is that all students can learn and we must have the ability and desire to bring out the best in every student."

Mr. Preston and his wife, Joanie, have four children and three grandchildren. His hobbies include the family horses, Nascar, golf, basketball, and working around the farm.


Interim Assistant Principal: Renee Boots



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