Abess Park Elementary
Administration and Support
Ms. Mitchell, Principal
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Tarsha Nichole Mitchell. I am a graduate of the University of North Florida. I have been in education for 17 years and taught every grade K-5. I spent 3 years in Newport News, VA where I was Hilton Elementary Teacher of the Year. I began my principalship at Hyde Park Elementary in 2005 and after four glorious years I was named principal of North Shore K-8 School where I spent the last two years.
I am the mother of two children. Tevin, 18 year old, freshman at University of North Florida and Kevia, 14 year old, freshman at Mandarin High School. In addition to my children I also have a 2 year old black and white Pomchi (Pomeranian Chihuahua) named Major and a very old, orange stripped, Tabby named Zeus.
Ms. Shore, Assistant Principal
I have been privileged to be a student, a teacher, and now an Administrator in Duval County Public
Schools. I began my career teaching first grade at John Love Elementary. After four years I moved to R.
V. Daniels as an instructional coach. The following year I assisted in moving R. V. Daniels to John E. Ford
K-8 and opening the first K-8 school in Duval County. I enjoyed my time as an instructional coach and am
pleased to have those skills to use in my new position. I came to Abess Park on February 14, 2011… a
very sweet Valentine’s Day. I am thankful every day to work with such an exceptional faculty, student
body, and parent community. Abess Park is full of shining stars!!!!
Ms. Curran, Bookkeeper
Ms. Elledge, Media Center
Ms. Ellison, Office Staff
Mr. Forest, Head Custodian