President Announcement

April 3, 2019

Dear Members of the Presentation Community,

We are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors and the Search Committee have selected Holly Elkins to become President of Presentation High School effective July 1. Holly comes to us from Saint Francis High School in Mountain View.

Last fall the Board of Directors formed the President Search Committee comprised of board members, administrators, faculty, and representatives from our parent board. The committee engaged the entire school community in defining the essential attributes for the next president of Presentation High School and set forth to find a Catholic leader who is both strategic and visionary, and capable of executing our ambitious master plan.  

Working with the educational search firm, Carney, Sandoe & Associates, the President Search Committee interviewed many exciting and qualified candidates. Last month, the Search Committee brought the top two most experienced and talented candidates to our campus to continue the interview process with the Search Committee and to meet with the Boards of Directors and Trustees, the leadership team and our faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumnae. After this comprehensive process, the President Search Committee recommends that Holly is the right candidate to serve as the next president of our school.

Holly brings considerable Catholic school leadership with an extensive background in community engagement, marketing, and fundraising. Holly has also been very involved in strategic planning, campus master planning, and capital campaign efforts. She is excited to join Presentation where she can focus her energy on driving forward our mission and master plan, in partnership with all of you.

On behalf of the Presentation High School Board of Directors and search committee, we would also like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to principal Katherine Georgiev and the entire leadership team, who capably guided the school during the interim, allowing the Search Committee to take the necessary time to identify the best person to build on our educational mission and lead Presentation into the future.

Please join us in welcoming Holly and her family to Presentation High School.



Jon Yap                                                           Sister Pam Chiesa
Search Committee Chair                            Chair, Board of Directors


Search Committee

  • Board of Directors: Jon Yap
  • Board of Trustees: John Hoffman, Becky Menne, Marc Parkinson
  • Parent Board: Cheryl Engelstad
  • Faculty/Staff: Katherine Georgiev, Alice Ursano, and Melissa Ursin