Principal

Phone: (727) 588-4654

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Dr. Jeffrey Moss

Greetings, Southern Oak Families!!

I am proud to serve as Principal of our wonderful school!  This is my 11th year as a principal, and 8th year in this role with Pinellas County Schools (I had served as Principal of Sandy Lane Elementary and Oldsmar Elementary schools before transferring here in July 2022). Before relocating to Florida with my family in 2016, I previously spent 14 years as an educator in North Carolina as Principal (2013-2016), Assistant Principal (2009-2013) and ESE Teacher (2002-2007). 

At Southern Oak Elementary, we are committed to ensuring students have a positive experience in school and taking every step necessary to help each child achieve their greatest learning outcomes and potential!!  Please know that I am here to serve our school community and I encourage you to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you may have about your child and/or ways we can continually improve our school.  Through open and ongoing communication between school and our families, we can help our students accomplish more and achieve their goals for success!! Please also keep an ear out for my weekly school messenger phone calls (and emails) which will start soon.  On that note, please make sure that our school has your updated contact information, which you can always keep current now through accessing your FOCUS Parent Portal account.

At Southern Oak, we are passionate about partnering with families to further enhance students’ learning and experiences.  Please expect several opportunities throughout the year to visit our campus, participate in special family/student events, and engage our community in our vision of 100% student success!!

Please always feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or other needs your child may have. We are excited for a terrific school year in 2023-2024!!

Sincerely,

Dr. Jeff Moss, Southern Oak Principal

Assistant Principal

Phone: (727) 588-4654

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Ms. Brandie Jessie

Hello!

I am so excited to be your assistant principal! I have been in education for 25 years and 21 of those years have been spent here at Southern Oak, teaching intermediate grades and then as an instructional coach. My two daughters are also SOE alumni! My oldest, Madison, is 21 years old and in college at Arizona State University. Cassidy, my baby 😊, is 18 and graduated from Seminole High School last May. They are my pride and joy and if you have several minutes to spare, ask me to tell you all about them.

I am a product of Pinellas County Schools myself, having attended Cross Bayou and Pinellas Central Elementaries, Morgan Fitzgerald Middle and Pinellas Park High School. I went to the University of South Florida and earned my B.S. degree in Elementary Education and then attended Saint Leo University to obtain a master’s degree in educational leadership. I am passionate about education, and I try to model a positive attitude even when things get tough.

If you see me around the campus, please say hello and let me know if you have any suggestions or concerns, because we are always striving to improve our practices. Thank you for trusting us with your child’s education; it is a privilege that I don’t take lightly.

Sincerely,

Brandie Jessie,

Assistant Principal, Southern Oak Elementary