Phone: (904) 491-7941


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Mrs. Marlena Palmer

Hello, Li’l Pirate families!! It is an honor and a privilege to introduce myself, Marlena Palmer, as the Proud Principal at Southside Elementary School. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful team of individuals who make up our school including students, parents, teachers, support staff and community members.

I am a graduate from the University of North Florida and received my Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida. I began my career in education over 9 years ago and have been blessed by the fulfillment it has brought to my life. It is my passion and mission to provide a safe, loving, fun and engaging learning environment that challenges and inspires each individual to seek their full potential and become life-long learners. I believe that having a positive attitude and maintaining an open line of communication is necessary for success. Please know that we welcome any questions, comments, suggestions and feedback, as we work together to make Southside Elementary School the best it can be.

Go Lil' Pirates!!