Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Holly Oakes
Hello Tarpon Fundamental Elementary Families! I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Principal of this amazing school. To give you a little background information about me, I am a proud graduate of the University of South Florida with a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education, and certification in Educational Leadership. I also hold my Gifted Endorsement and achieved National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification as a classroom teacher. With over twenty years of experience in education, I have served as an elementary school teacher, elementary school Assistant Principal, and was the District Supervisor for Advanced Programs with Pasco County Schools. After moving to Pinellas County, I supervised the Fundamental School Within a School and the Academy for Architecture, Robotics and Construction Technologies as an Assistant Principal at Dunedin High School.
I embrace the Fundamental philosophy that is designed to hold every student to high expectations and provides the structures necessary to maximize each child’s potential. I strive to support learning environments that meet individual student needs, allow them to explore their interests, and engage them in creative experiences that address a variety of learning styles. The school year will be full of exciting opportunities for your child to grow and learn in a positive and nurturing environment. It’s going to be an amazing year!