Sarasota County Schools has announced the appointment of Holly Staley as principal of Phillippi Shores Elementary School and Zoltan Kerestely as principal of Venice High School.

Holly Staley

Holly Staley

Staley earned a dual bachelor’s degree in special education and elementary education from Buffalo State College. She has a master’s degree in literacy (K-12) from the University at Buffalo, as well as a master’s degree in educational administration SBL and SDL from Canisius College. Staley most recently served as principal of Newfane Elementary School. Prior to that, she served as  assistant principal at PS 99 Stanley M. Makowski IB World School, as program coordinator at PS 61 Arthur O. Eve School of Distinction, and as special education teacher at PS 61 Arthur O. Eve School of Distinction.

Zoltan Kerestely

Zoltan Kerestely

Kerestely received his bachelor’s degree in biology and completed his initial teacher licensure Program in Secondary Education through the University of Mary Washington. He also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Mary Washington. He is currently serving as the assistant principal of administration at North Port High School. Prior to that, he was an assistant principal at North Port High School, principal and assistant principal at Prince Edward County High School, principal intern at North Stafford High School, and a Science teacher at North Stafford High School. He is fluent in Hungarian and conversational in Romanian.