Meet our staff

Lynn Davis, Principal

Mrs. Davis, Holz Principal

I am the principal of Holz Elementary. I was a teacher for ten years, a reading specialist for 3 years and a Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator for two I have three adult children and one grandchild. I love reading and cats! The best part about being a principal is getting to know each of my students' and their families. I am blessed to have this wonderful and rewarding job!

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 Rebecca Thomas, Counselor

Becca Thomas

Hello my name is Rebecca Thomas and I have the privilege of being the school counselor at Holz Elementary! I live here in Charleston with my husband, our two children, and our 3 pups. I received my undergraduate degree and masters degree from Marshall University, Go Herd! My daughter will actually be a daughter of Marshall this fall. This will be my 6th year with KCS and 4th as a school counselor. I am excited to become a member of the team here at Holz.

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Danita Nellhaus, School Nurse

Danita Nellhais

Hello from Nurse Danita!
I am a Kanawha County School Nurse and so happy to be at Holz! My two daughters are Holz Alumni so I have been involved in this community for a long time.
I graduated from WVU and had the opportunity to be a traveling school nurse for six years- loved seeing the country and working in various ICU settings. We have lived in Morgantown, Pittsburgh and Gilford, NH and now call Charleston home.❤I love anything outdoors - hiking, biking, paddle boarding and yoga, and am so grateful we live in a state that has it all at our fingertips. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

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Corrie Hall, Secretary
Bio Coming Soon!

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Sarah Ewing, Pre K/ Special Needs

Sarah Ewing

My name is Sarah Ewing. I have been teaching Pre-K for 9 years. I have 2 kids named Parker and Hallie. I love animals, traveling, cooking and spending time with my family.

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Trish Summerfield-Johnson, Pre K 

Trish Johnson

 Welcome to Holz Elementary! I am Trish Summerfield-Johnson (Ms. Trish), and I teach preschool. I live in South Hills, here in Charleston with my husband and my new puppy!! I have to adult children (college) that live with us at times. I love to travel (especially to the beach) and work in my flowers. As a preschool teacher I am always trying to come up with hands-on creations to help visual and audio learning go hand in hand.

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Angela Chenoweth, Pre K Aide

Angela C.
I’ve lived in Charleston for 30 years. I attended Glenville State College after high school. I’ve been married to Jamie for 29 years and we have a son Robbie who attended Holz and he’s 25 now and also lives in Charleston. I was a parent volunteer at Holz and loved the staff and students here. I started substituting as a teacher assistant at Holz 20 years ago and have loved being part of the Holz family. My favorite thing to do is travel. I get to travel with my husband in the summer and my favorite destination is San Diego, CA. I look forward to meeting and working with a new group of Preschoolers this year.

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Brittany White, Pre K Aide

Bio Coming Soon!

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Wendy Fisher, Kindergarten

Wendy Fisher
My name is Wendy Fisher. I was born in New Orleans, LA. I graduated from Marshall University (Go Herd!) with both my undergraduate and master’s degree. I have been a kindergarten teacher at Holz since 1995. I love teaching kindergarten because it is so much fun and I get the privilege to watch so many children learn and grow.I enjoy traveling, being pool-side, dining out and spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to a year of learning, fun, and adventures in kindergarten!

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Mindy Lewis, Kindergarten

Mindy Lewis

Hello, my name is Mindy Lewis and I am a kindergarten teacher. I have been teaching since 2011 and I have been at Holz Elementary since 2014. I have my masters in Elementary Education: Instructional Processes and Strategies from Marshall University. I am married and have one daughter. In my spare time, I like to to spend time outside playing with my daughter and I love to read.  

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Patra Collins, Kindergarten Aide

Patra Collins

Hi! I’m Mrs Collins. I am a Kindergarten Aide and I work with Mrs Lewis. I have been employed by Kan County Schools for 24 years and This will be my 11th year at Holz. I am married and I have two adult children. I also have 2 granddaughters that go to school in Kan Co. I love to read, craft, sew and shop. I’m looking forward to meeting my new class. I hope all of our Holz family is doing well! 

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Brenda Lilly, Kindergarten Aide
Bio Coming Soon!

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Suzanne Pancake, 1st Grade

My name is Suzanne Pancake. I am a First Grade teacher at Holz. I graduated from Marshall University with an undergraduate degree in Elementary and Early Education. My husband Ed and I have raised 3 children in the South Hills area. I enjoy time kayaking on the Greenbrier River and spending time with family and friends. I do my best to give each student who spends time in my room a quality education.

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Susie Coleman, 1st Grade
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Sarah Wriston, 2nd Grade

Wriston

My name is Sarah Wriston. I graduated from Marshall University with a degree in Elementary and Special Education. My teaching career started in 2015 at St. Agnes Elementary. I was there for two years. I have taught at Holz since 2017. My favorite subject to teach is Science. I am married and have a son named Miles. I always say, "Miles is full of smiles!" I have a cat named Marci the Kitty Queen. I love owls, Harry Potter, and Marvel Superhero movies. 

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 Christi Mullins, 3rd Grade

Mullins 

My name is Christi Mullins. I started teaching in 1996. I taught two years in Richmond, VA. We then moved to Charleston.  I taught 5 years at Piedmond Elementary, and then 1 year as Demonstration Teacher for KCS.  I then stayed home for 13 years to raise my sons.  I came back to Holz in 2016 in 5th grade for the last six weeks of school.  This is my fifth year teaching third grade at Holz, and will be my thirteenth year teaching overall.  I have been married for 22 years, and we have two sons.  I love doing Yoga, spending time at our river house. my two cats and teaching third grade!  

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Katie Pulliam, 3rd Grade

Katie Pulliam

I am Ms. Pulliam. I teach 3rd grade! This will be my fourth year teaching. I have taught 4th and 5th grade. I graduated in 2014 from Wheeling Jesuit University. I do not have any pets or kids of my own, but I have a two nieces that I adore. I like to spend my free time hanging out with my friends and family, but I also enjoy reading a good book or watching Netflix. I am one of the coaches of the Holz Robotics Team, and I am SO excited to be a part of the Holz family!

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Emily Sable, 4th Grade

Emily Sable

Hi, I'm Mrs. Sable and I teach 4th Grade! This year will be my 8th year teaching. Before I taught 4th grade, I taught 3rd grade for five years. I have both a M.A and B.A. in Elementary Education from WVU (Let's Go Mountaineers!) I am one of the coaches for the Holz Robotics Team. My favorite subject to teach is Math. In my free time I like to exercise, read, cook, and spend time with my family. I have two golden retrievers named Savannah and Charlotte. I am looking forward to another great year at Holz! 

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Jennifer Weaver, 4th Grade

Jennifer Weaver

 Hi, my name is Jennifer Weaver. My students call me Mrs. Weaver.  My husband, Bob, and I have 4 grown children, Robby, Drew, Molly and Katie. This November, Drew and his wife, Jordan, will make me a grandmother (Gigi) for the first time!  We also have two dogs that we rescued five years ago named Manny and Maverick.  They are brothers from the same litter and greatly resemble black labs.  This will be my 11th year teaching 4th grade at Holz Elementary. I enjoy all subjects, but my favorite subjects are math, writing, and reading! I get excited when my students solve math problems in a unique way and share them with the class.  I also get excited when my students share their writing and stories with us.  My class is a community where we nurture and protect, and we prioritize kindness and helpfulness.  In my spare time, I love to be outside, especially at our cabin on the Greenbrier River.  We hike, kayak, canoe, and fish. Honestly though, the only fish I have ever caught was one that jumped into my canoe while I was paddling and bounced off my arm and flopped around in the canoe. I’m happy to say that the fish got away.

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Maria Sheldon, 5th Grade

Maria K.

Hello, students and parents! I am Mrs. Sheldon, and I teach fifth grade. This will be my third year teaching at Holz, but it is my sixth year teaching overall. I started my teaching career in Wirt County. I am originally from Ohio, but I have lived in West Virginia since I was 9 years old. I will be 29 in December, and I'm married to my wonderful husband, Luke. I love to be outdoors, whether it's spending time hiking or just traveling around to different places. Some of my other favorite hobbies are playing any sort of board game or card game, reading, riding my bike, and drawing/painting. Also, Harry Potter is my absolute favorite book/movie series of all time! We're going to be starting a very different school year at Holz, but I am very excited to learn and grow and to meet my new students.

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Danielle Pulliam, 5th Grade 
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Sherri Hanson-Humphrey, Gifted

Sherry H.

Lead Teacher of Gifted Kanawha County Schools Marshall University-Master’s Degree Gifted Education. Married to Wayne Humphrey. Two sons and two grandchildren. Enjoys logic puzzles and spending time with family.

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Katrina Crump, Speech Therapist

K Krump

I am Katrina Crump, the speech therapist at Holz. I grew up in Glen Dale, WV and moved to Charleston in 1993.  I began the Speech Pathology and Audiology program at West Liberty State College and in conjunction with WVU, received my Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from WVU. I also received my Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from WVU. I am nationally certified and hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology with ASHA. I am beginning my 31st year as a speech therapist for the WVDE. I have three grown children and became a Nana in July.  We also rescued and adopted a kitten from our car engine this summer. 

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Stacy Santen, Resource Teacher

STACY SANTEN

My name is Stacy Santen and I am the Resource teacher at Holz.  This is my 4th year and I love my Holz family!  I was born and raised in Texas and graduated from TCU with my bachelor's and master's degrees in Special Education.  I am married to Matt and we have 4 kids.  I love teaching, but I also love swimming, reading, biking, going on vacation and spending time with my family and my church family.  I am looking forward to a new and exciting school year!

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Tayler Williams, Reading Interventionist

Tayler

My name is Tayler Williams. I am the reading interventionist here at Holz. This is my 7th year teaching. I have my bachelors in Elementary Education and my masters in Leadership Studies. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and our sweet fur baby Gemma. My favorite place to be is sitting on the beach somewhere! I am so happy to be part of the Holz team this year! 

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Jordan Turner, Reading Interventionist

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My name is Jordan Turner, but my students call me Miss Turner. I am a first year teacher here at Holz Elementary as a reading interventionist. I recently graduated with my Masters in the Teacher Leadership Program at Alderson Broaddus and prior to that I completed my Bachelors degree at the University of Charleston with dual degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education. I devote most of my free time to my family and two wonderful dogs, Leo and Roxy. I enjoy singing, working out, the outdoors (especially skiing and the beach) and spending time with my significant other. 

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Loretta Chattin, Math Interventionist
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Courtney Bartlett, Librarian & Math Enrichment

Courtney

Hello! I am Courtney Bartlett and I have the privilege of being your school librarian and math teacher! I have the absolute best job in the sense that I get to see every child in the building! I also get the opportunity to watch them learn and grow throughout the years which is a true blessing. My husband, mom, and mother-in-law are all teachers as well! I have two children that are my world and most of my free time is spent hanging out with my little family. I also love to read, be outside, camp, watch Disney movies, and craft. I can't wait to explore the wonders of the library with you! 

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Keely McCune,Music
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Mary Beth Rice, Physical Education
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Angelina Butcher, Art
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