• Holly Oakes  

    Ms. Holly Oakes

    Principal's Message

    Hello Tarpon Fundamental Elementary Families!  I am both honored and excited to have the opportunity to serve as your new Principal. 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 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 two years ago, 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 2018-2019 school year will be full of exciting opportunities for your child to grow and learn in a positive and nurturing environment.  I am truly looking forward to getting to know all of you during the upcoming school year.