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Mrs. Holley

At Westside we are leaders! We can learn, encourage, achieve, dream, engage, respect, and succeed.


The above statement is our mission statement at Westside Elementary School. Teaching students to learn, encourage, achieve, dream, engage, respect, and succeed in life is most important to us as a faculty. Through "Leader In Me" we focus on the 7 habits of highly effective people which are (1) Be Proactive (2) Begin with the end in mind (3) Put first thing first (4) Think win - win (5) Seek first to understand, then to be understood (6) synergize (7) Sharpen the saw. We also take complete ownership of our school's vision, which is to communicate high expectations to all of our students while guiding them to learn independently, to work cooperatively, and to practice mutual respect. While we only have an impact on our students for a short time, we are laying the foundation for lifelong learning and leadership. This foundation is not only created and learned from what goes on at school. A child's learning and leadership foundation begins in the home. I encourage you as parents, grandparents, guardians to teach your children to learn, encourage them to do their best, let them achieve things on their own, let them dream, engage them in the fun stuff and the not so fun stuff, teach them to respect others by letting them see you respect others, and share with them your successes so they will want to succeed in life. It does take a village to raise this next generation and we want to partner with you to develop a foundation of learning and leadership in your children.


Just a little about me. My most favorite job is being a mother of four children, Hudson, Jay, Josh, and Maddie. I am married to my best friend, Jeffrey. We all enjoy traveling and spending time at the baseball field. I have a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Physical Education, a master’s and education specialist degree in school counseling, and an instructional leadership certification from University of West Alabama. This is my 16th year in public education. I began my career at USJ as a PE teacher, and I have been a school counselor at WES, USJ and DMS. I am very excited to be returning to WES as the Assistant Principal.