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Overby-Sheppard Elementary School Welcomes New Principal Shayla Holeman

Shayla Holeman has spent her career working to improve academic, social, and emotional outcomes for students in underserved communities.  Prior to serving as the new principal of Overby-Sheppard Elementary School, Ms. Holeman served as a principal in Durham, NC where she increased academic performance for students.  Previously, Ms. Holeman served as an elementary school principal where she led her school to the highest academic gains in the district during her first year and was named Principal of the Year for Person County Schools.  Ms. Holeman also served as an assistant principal and started her teaching career in Richmond Public Schools.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in English and Philosophy and holds an MBA from Strayer University and a Post Master’s in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.