Faculty and Staff Directory

J.T. Stout Principal
Michelle Tucker Assistant Principal
Lamar Purifoy Assistant Principal
Michael Chaires TOSA
Aaron Gieselman TOSA

Dean’s Office
Bennett, Lucas Dean
Prince, Kelly Dean

Guidance Office

Ogle, Marlene 12th Grade
Barber, Rachel 10th Grade
McCarthy, Lori 11th Grade

English & Foreign Language
Bartlett, Ron English
Bellamy, Jessica English 
Estes, Vivian English
Lopez, Jorge Spanish
Wall, Bess Spanish
Watson, Kim English

Bunch, Paul Algebra II
Johns, Holly Geometry
Stewart, Lisa Geometry
White, Josh Financial Algebra

Social Studies
Beaudua, Kristin US History
Pipa, Hector Economics & US Gov
Tomlinson, Mike World History

Barber, Lane Environmental Science
Clark, Karen Biomedical & Biology
Knutsen, Robert Eng Design, Manufacturing
McDaniel, James Marine Science & Chemistry 
Motl, Mark Chemistry 
Overturf, Geneva Anat & Phys, Env Science
White-Munoz, C. Biology & Marine Science

Career Technology & Electives
Bennett, Levi Welding
Bjorn, Krister Culinary Arts
Cauble, Janet Career Specialist
McNeill, Aeron AVID, Leadership Skills
Coxwell, Charles JROTC
Everett, Michael Drawing
Fales, Eva Drawing & Ceramics
Fells, Willie Football Coach
Garison, David Automotive
Harris, Sharon Health Science & Health Asst
Long, Waylon JROTC
Love, Teri Credit Recovery Lab
McCraney, Joan Band & Keyboard
Polite, Darrell Physical Education
Rollinson, Wade Driver’s Ed & DCT
Seitz, Suzanne Business Applications
Tobler, Ulysses Physical Education
Tilton, Alexis Agritechnology
Walther, Kim Photography, Yearbook

Special Areas
Motes, Becci Graduation Coach
Hardy, Kim Staffing Specialist
Humphries, Bobby Athletic Director
Rollinson, Tracy Media Specialist
Riddle, Kelly Intervention Teacher 
Smith, Lance School Psychologist 

Burkes, Heather Attendance
Doane, Kathy Front Office
Evans, Jennifer Guidance
Hires, Phyllis Instructional Assistant
Keene, Shawn Bookkeeper
King, Willie Joe Head Custodian Lewis, Kristy Admin Assistant Lugo, Ana Day Care
Leary, Trish Staffing Assistant
Murphy, Mavis Instructional Assistant
Newton, Vicki
Dean's Office - ISS
Offord, Vonshell Solution Center
Sharp, Pam         Guidance
Ward, Tammy                Dean's Office 
Wright, Natasha Receptionist

Contact Us

302 Mellon Rd. 
Palatka FL 32177
386-329-0624 (Fax)
386-329-0696 (Cafeteria)

About Us

Palatka High School
 is located in Putnam County, and serves the Palatka and East Palatka areas. Our current student enrollment is about 1,300, drawing students from Jenkins Middle School.
Students attend classes six periods a day, taking a wide variety of courses, including dual enrollment courses at St Johns River State College. PHS offers Honors and AP courses and a variety of elective classes including Art, Desktop Publishing, and Journalism. Florida Virtual School is also an option for students. 
Our athletic program is highly competitive and we pride ourselves on outstanding sportsmanship. Our school colors are Blue and Yellow and our school Mascot is the Florida Panther.
PHS opened its doors in 1977 after merging two existing schools - Palatka Central and Palatka South. In recent years, the campus has been renovated with new classrooms, science labs, performing arts area, and cafeteria.

Panther Pride Brick Project
Be a part of Panther history with a personalized Panther Pride Brick. A 100% of payment qualifies as a charitable contribution.

Our Palatka High
by Keywanettes 81-82

Guarded by the river's bending flow ever free

Just as we at childhood's ending flow now forth from thee


Sing for thee Palatka High, raise your voices to the sky

Ever fondly we'll remember, Our Palatka High!