Principal Mr. Holden

Mr. Chase Holden

Mr. Holden


My name is Chase Holden and I am honored to serve as the principal at Pelham Oaks Elementary School.  I love working alongside the wonderful teachers, staff, parents, and community here at POES to ensure the growth and success of our students.  I started my educational career in 2007 teaching second grade at Creek View Elementary in Alabaster, AL.  During my time at Creekview, I also taught 3rd grade math and science.  During the summer of 2013, I became a consultant for the National Math and Science Initiative.  After leaving Alabaster, I taught third grade in the Hoover City Schools system.  I became the assistant principal at Pelham Oaks in 2015.  I served as AP for 4 ½ years before getting the opportunity to lead this amazing school in January 2020.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University in 2007.  I continued my education at the University of Montevallo where I received my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.  

I love Auburn football, exploring outdoors, movies, and spending time with family and friends.  My wife, Laci, and I have been married since October 2007.  She serves as an instructional coach at Gwin Elementary. We live in Hoover with our 2 daughters, Ava and Olivia, and our big dog Max.