Administrative Team Profiles
Dr. Brian Fellows has nineteen years of educational experience with 2016-2017 being his sixteenth year as an administrator. In 2010, he was named a Principal of Distinction by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Fellows is a proud product of HCPS and is a 1994 graduate of Mills E. Godwin High School. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Emory and Henry College. He also earned both his Masters degree in Administration and Supervision and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Education is a passion and is very important to the Fellows Family. He and his wife, Carey, who is the Associate Principal at Harold Macon Ratcliffe Elementary School in Henrico, have two children who attend Henrico County Public Schools. His sister, Dr. Meredith Parker, is the Associate Principal at Tuckahoe Middle School. His mother was a teacher and his father worked for over forty years in Richmond City Public Schools serving as the Principal of Albert H. Hill Middle School from 1990-2014. Brian also has an unhealthy obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles. #FlyEaglesFly
Mr. Brock Goehler is thrilled to be serving his second year as Holman's Associate Principal. He has 16 years of educational experience with this being his eleventh year in administration. Mr. Goehler has worked as a coach, teacher and administrative aide at Highland Springs High School, Assistant Principal at Hermitage High School and as Associate Principal for five years at Elko Middle. Mr. Goehler holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Education from Ripon College in Wisconsin as well as a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from VCU. While at Ripon, Brock excelled in football and was inducted in to their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. Mr. Goehler enjoys playing baseball in the summers, mountain biking, reading and having fun with his family. Although Mr. Goehler grew up only 20 minutes from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI, he is an avid Chicago Bears fan. As a result, he was not well-liked as a child.
Ms. Christie Forrest has twenty-two years of educational experience with the 2016-2017 school year being her seventeenth year as an administrator. Ms. Forrest served as a teacher, coach, program coordinator, and administrative aide at Varina High School and as an administrator at Henrico High School, Fairfield Middle School, Wilder Middle School, and the GRAD Center. Ms. Forrest holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as an Education Specialist Degree in Education Administration from The George Washington University. Ms. Forrest was awarded the Dean Award while teaching at Varina High School, a runner-up REB Award in 2009 as administrator at Wilder Middle School, as well as the Instructional Leader of the Year Award for Henrico Schools in 2008. Ms. Forrest has no children of her own, but enjoys spending time mentoring children in the Richmond community. She believes that all students can achieve their desired goals with the right encouragement and hard work. While she is not an avid sports fan like her Holman colleagues, she does strongly support the Pittsburgh Steelers and the VCU Rams.
Mr. Mike Elza serves as the Athletic Director at Holman this year, after several years as the Head Coach for Girls and Boys Tennis. He has taught art at Holman since its opening in 2010 and currently sponsors the Harry Potter Club and Club ComicCon. Mr. Elza received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at James Madison University. He also earned his Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Richmond. Mr. Elza successfully piloted the Digital Media Art & Design program at the middle school level in Henrico, which is now in its second year. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, Baltimore sports, and playing Pokemon Go with his son.
Mrs. Beth Terrier is currently in her ninth year of teaching for Henrico County Public Schools. She is proud to have been at Holman since its opening year. Mrs. Terrier is currently serving as one of Holman’s Administrative Aides, while obtaining her Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision through the University of Virginia. Although happy to be a Cavalier, she also has strong ties as a Lancer since gaining her undergraduate degree from Longwood University. During her free time, Mrs. Terrier enjoys to shop and spend time with her husband and two year old daughter.
Mrs. Danielle Yonkers, currently the Band and Orchestra Director and new Administrative Aide at HMS, is entering her 14th year of teaching, with 10 years in HCPS. She is a proud two-time graduate of the illustrious Norfolk State University with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Music Education. She also holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Richmond. She is proud to have been at Holman since the opening in 2010 and has started a dynamic band program. She enjoys spending time with her husband who is the Director of Bands at Highland Springs High School and her three children.
Ms. Jessica Vogt is entering her twelfth year as a school counselor, with seven of them serving as a director. Her background in school counseling has been at both the middle and high school levels and she is excited to be serving in her third year as director here at Holman. Ms. Vogt is a proud graduate of James Madison University with her undergraduate degree in Psychology as well as her Master’s degree and Educational Specialist degree in Education, School Counseling. Additionally, in 2010 Ms. Vogt achieved National Board Certification in the area of ECYA School Counseling. For the past seven years, she has served on the board of the Virginia School Counselor Association and has enjoyed working with, and connecting with, School Counselors across the state through this role. Ms. Vogt grew up in the Baltimore area and has lived in Richmond for the past twelve years. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Mrs. Jennifer Griffith serves as Holman’s Coordinator of Assessment and Remediation (CAR). Prior to this role, she worked as a math teacher at Brookland Middle School for two years, and Holman Middle School for four years. She is co-sponsor of the Holman Junior Beta Club, and serves as a member of the Holman Professional Development committee. Mrs. Griffith grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Mountain Lakes High School. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. She earned her Master of Arts in Education degree from The College of William and Mary. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, listening to music, and traveling.