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.
Dan P Falconer
Dean of Students
Sixt/Seventh Grade Teacher
Dan P Falconer
Sixth/Seventh Grade Teacher
Dan P Falconer was born and raised in Gulfport Mississippi and is the youngest of eight children. Being the last in line he learned such things as patience, humility and a sense of what family truly means.
Angela Jones was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from Hoover High School and National University. She has been at Holly Drive for over 18 years.
Deidra Britt-Brooks is the H.E.A.T. after school program Program Specialist. Born and raised in San Diego, she attended Hoover High School, San Diego City College and San Diego State University. She has been at Holly Drive Leadership for 14 years and is the proud mother of two sons.
Daisy Day started her teaching career at Fletcher Elementary with Kindergarten. This is her third year teaching at Holly Drive Leadership Academy and fifth year teaching.
Kindergarten/First Grade Teacher
Elitza Gergova was born and raised in Eastern Europe and came to the United States in 2004. She was educated in New York City and California, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Multiple Subject Education and her California Teaching Credential. She is in her second year teaching at Holly Drive. Hand in hand with teaching, she is also a Master Swimmer who coaches swimming for children of all ages. Finally, she is a certified Life Coach and ABA therapist with Children’s Autistic Comprehension Educational Services in San Diego.
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.
Makini Cunningham is a graduate from San Diego State University where she received a B.A. degree in Sociology with an emphasis on juvenile delinquency in 2004. This is her first year at Holly Drive, but her 7th year teaching. She is a native San Diegan, and the mother of two amazing daughters. Together, they love trips Sea World, watching movies and art.