Brandy Holley took the helm at Southern Elementary in July 2023. With more than 21 years of experience in education in Montgomery County, Holley spent 11 years as an elementary classroom teacher before moving into administration. She served six years as principal at Mount Sterling Elementary, one year as assistant principal at J.B. McNabb Middle School, and was the head principal at McNabb for three years.
Holley holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in K-12 administration from Morehead State University. She is pursuing an education specialist’s degree in the superintendency from the University of the Cumberlands, with expected completion in August.