MEET THE STAFF

Alysia Smith
Principal

Alysia Smith, a native of San Diego, a graduate of Point Loma High School and San Diego State University, is the Principal of Holly Drive Leadership Academy, and the Mother of three wonderful daughters.

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Angela Jones
Administrative Assistant
   

Deidra Brooks
Primetime Supervisor

My name is Deidra Britt-Brooks, I'm the H.E.A.T. after school program Program Specialist.  I have been at Holly Drive Leadership for 14 years.  I was born and raised in San Diego. I attended Hoover High School, San Diego City College and San Diego State University.   My hobbies are scrapbooking, planning events, and collecting Wizard of Oz memorabilia. I'm the proud mother of 2 sons.

Margarita Marquez
Charter School Support Staff
   

Linda Shaw
Community Assistant
   

OLIVIA AGUILANZA
Kindergarten/First Grade Teacher

My name is Olivia Aguilanza and I'm so excited to be teaching at Holly Drive Leadership Academy! I am a native of San Diego and attended school in Escondido as a child. I have a BA in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching credential from Azusa Pacific University. I have taught Kindergarten  for 15 yrs at Horizon Christian Academy and this will be my first year teaching at Holly Drive. I will be the Language Arts Primary Teacher and I have a strong passion to teach kids to read and to install a love of reading and learning that will hopefully stay with them for their whole life. I also have a passion to teach kids conflict resolution and skills of how to get along with others and be a good friend. I look forward to a wonderful school year!

KAYLAN CONNAL
Second Grade Teacher


Kaylan Connal was born and raised in Monterey, CA. During her youth, Kaylan was fortunate enough to have both her parents work as educators, allowing her a first hand look into the teaching profession. Kaylan was able to closely observe the positive impact that her parents had on their students, as well as the joy and satisfaction that they took from their careers. These unique experiences helped Kaylan realize that she wanted to follow in their footsteps by the time she started high school. During her time at North Monterey County High School, she was a member of the varsity soccer, volleyball, and track teams.


Daisy Meeks
Fifth Grade Teacher

My name is Daisy Meeks and this will be my third year teaching at Holly Drive Leadership Academy and fifth year teaching. I started my teaching career at Fletcher Elementary with Kindergarten.

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Dan P Falconer
Sixth/Seventh Grade Teacher

Born and raised in Gulfport Mississippi, the youngest of eight children between the union of my mother and father. Being the last in line I learned such things as patience, humility and a sense of what family truly means.

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