Holly Sagues, Executive Director, Governmental Affairs and Strategic Solutions, Florida Virtual School (FLVS)
As the Executive Director, Governmental Affairs and Strategic Solutions, Holly Sagues collaborates with relevant internal and external stakeholders to help shape, manage, and lead advocacy strategies for influencing the policies of virtual learning and FLVS. She was imperative in reversing policies that restricted some Florida students access to virtual education during the 2017 Florida legislative session.
Holly began her career in Orange County Public Schools in 1990 as an instructor, teaching students in middle and high school. In 1998, Holly joined the FLVS team as an instructor and online course developer. She drew upon her extensive prior experience as a business and computer science instructor to develop and teach the first FLVS business course, which incorporated the most up-to-date technologies. From 2001-2008, Holly served as the FLVS CIO responsible for managing all FLVS communications and information systems, managing all technical aspects of course delivery, and directing the activities of the IT Department. During this period, she led the scalability of FLVS IT systems from 10,000 enrollments to more than 100,000 enrollments.
Holly earned her Master of Arts degree in Vocational Education and Technical Training, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Central Florida.