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Principal

Our Principal
Kristi Holloway


Kristi Holloway was approved by the Jackson County Board of Education to serve as the principal of the new Heroes Elementary School in November of 2023. Holloway will begin her position with the Jackson County School System in January, with Heroes Elementary School opening in August. 

“I am extremely honored and appreciative of the Board of Education’s and Dr. Philip Brown’s trust in me to open and lead Heroes Elementary School,” Holloway said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead our future team of teachers, students and families in creating something new and special.”

Holloway currently serves as a professional learning facilitator for Northeast Georgia RESA. Prior to joining the organization, Holloway spent 10 years inside Jefferson City Schools, holding various employment titles that included assistant principal. Holloway had 13 years of teaching experience with Gwinnett County Public Schools prior to moving to Jefferson. 

“Mrs. Holloway’s experience in public education showed throughout the selection process, and we are excited that she will be the leader of our team at Heroes Elementary School,” Superintendent Dr. Philip Brown said. “Mrs. Holloway is committed to building a culture of excellence inside Heroes Elementary School, and I look forward to working with her, the staff, students and families to ensure HES is a school that our community will be proud of for years to come.”

Holloway is from Buffalo, New York and attended State University of New York College at Buffalo where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. She earned a Master’s of Science in Reading and Literacy from Walden University in 2005 and her Educational Administration and Supervision Specialist’s Degree from Lincoln Memorial University in 2008. 

Holloway is married to Chip Holloway, an educator. The couple has two children, Douglas, 23, and Tess, 19.