Southern Oak Administration
Dr. Sue Taylor, Principal and Ms. Jessie Assistant Principal
I am so pleased to be Southern Oak’s new principal! Previously, I taught 3rd , 4th and 5th grades for ten years at both Melrose Elementary and Lynch Elementary Schools. I have been a principal at Melrose Elementary School, Highland Lakes Elementary, and most recently High Point Elementary School all in Pinellas County. I am a lifelong learner, and love to watch both students and teachers grow! I was born in Milford, Connecticut, and moved with my family to St. Petersburg when I was 13 years old. I attended Rivera Middle School and I am a graduate of Northeast High School. I attended USF at Bayboro in St. Petersburg, and received both my masters and doctorate degrees from Nova Southeastern University in West Palm Beach. I love spending time with my husband, family & friends. I have three miniature schnauzers that are full of energy and keep us very busy. Their names are Zoey, Tessa, and Abby. What do I do when I am not in school? Love to travel, read on my Kindle, and ride around with the pups on the golf cart. Looking forward to an amazing school year partnering with our families, staff and stakeholders!