Holmes Staff Highlight
Tony Lay, Holmes Custodian
Name: Tony Lay
School Building: Holmes Elementary
Married 11 years to Melinda.
We also have 2 tuxedo cats: Baxter and Bella
Why did you choose Deer Park:
I guess I would say Deer Park choose me, but I’m happy to say that I have come to love this school district and community.
What is your favorite Deer Park tradition? Why?
Holmes Halloween Parade. I enjoy seeing the children in their uniquely designed costumes.
What do you like best about working at Holmes Elementary?
Faculty members and a Principal who cares about the students, teachers, parents and the District.
What’s the best thing that happened during your first few weeks at Deer Park?
Meeting new people and making new friends.
What are you most looking forward to this school year?
New challenges and being able to make a difference.
In four or five words, what do you see as your most important role in your position at Holmes.
To provide a safe and clean learning environment for the students and teachers.
What do you like to do in your spare time? What are some of your hobbies?
Spending time with my wife and cats watching movies and sports.
What’s your favorite movie, book, restaurant?
Movie: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Book: A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson
Restaurant: Twin Dragon Buffet and Grill
Favorite quote or personal motto.
The more a man knows, the more he forgives. --Catherine the Great
Achieving Excellence Together!