Plantation Oaks Elementary School



Phone: 904-336-2775

Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education

Certification: School Principal, K-6, Gifted Endorsement

University of North Florida

Fayetteville State University

Principal and Title IX Coordinator, Kim Marks

Dear Plantation Oaks Elementary Community,

I am excited and honored to serve as the principal of Plantation Oaks Elementary School.  My passion for education and the success of all students has been shaped over the past 27 years serving as a teacher in elementary and middle school, a math coach, an assistant principal, and principal

We have a wonderful school community. Our caring staff members work hard to help all students learn and want what is best for them.  We take pride in holding our students to high academic and behavior standards so that they can reach their utmost potential.  We strive to develop learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged. 

I sincerely care about all our children and their families.  Ensuring a safe, engaged positive learning environment is a top priority for me. Together as a school community, we will build on the traditions of the past and meet the challenges of the future.   Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or concerns.  Thank you for supporting our school.



Kim Marks


Phone: (904) 336-2775

Degrees and Certificates:

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Bachelor of Arts in English

English 6-12

Reading Endorsed

Toccoa Falls College

“Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

Mother Teresa

Assistant Principal, Shari Gouin

Dear Hawk Family and Community, 

Welcome to Plantation Oaks Elementary School (POE)!  I am so excited to be part of the POE community where we strive to provide the best educational experience for our students and their families.  The caring faculty and staff work diligently to provide a supportive and encouraging community for our scholars.  Plantation Oaks Elementary School works as a team to support individuals to be responsible, to be confident,  to become reflective, to be innovative, and  to be engaged in their learning experiences.  I look forward to serving and working with our students, parents, and community to continue making POE a great place to learn.

I believe that it takes a team to create this type of  supportive atmosphere.  As everyone works together, we will have a positive impact on student life at POE.  We are a TEAM-Together 

Everyone Accomplishes More!  Let’s Go Hawks!

Your team member,

Shari Gouin

Raley Asst Principal

Phone: (904) 336-2784

Degrees and Certificates:

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Bachelors of Music in Music Education

Bachelors of Music in Music Performance

University of North Florida

“The greatest gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” Meryl Streep 

Assistant Principal, Montgomery Raley

Dear Plantation Oaks Elementary Families,

I feel fortunate to be joining the POE community where we embrace an engaging environment for all learners. It is my passion to build strong relationships within our school environment to maximize a positive school climate and culture utilizing high expectations, community involvement, and strong support for students and staff members. As a Cambridge school we wholeheartedly encourage our scholars to have confidence, act responsible and respectful, welcome reflection, keep innovating, and stay engaged in order to maintain a high level of academic rigor. 

I look forward to communicating with all of our stakeholders as we work collaboratively to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for our scholars. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have so that we can work together to build a foundation of trust. I know that together we can make the upcoming school year a success!

Kind Regards,

Montgomery Raley