Maribeth Caldwell will become the Assistant Principal for Curriculum of Gulf High School, pending school board approval. Mrs. Caldwell replaces Florie Buono, who resigned earlier. She has been an assistant principal at River Ridge High School and is married to Dillard Caldwell, an assistant principal at Anclote High School.
Upon graduating from Asbury College in Kentucky, Mrs. Caldwell began her education career as a high school biology teacher in Lexington in 1989. During this time, she completed her Master’s degree in Biology Secondary Education at Georgetown College. After she married her husband Dillard, they were stationed in Germany, where she substituted for the Department of Defense schools. In 1992, they settled down in northern Kentucky, where she taught 7th–12th grade sciences, coached cheerleading and sponsored many clubs and organizations. In 1997, they moved to Tarpon Springs and she taught sciences in Brandon. In February 1999 she began her Pasco County career, teaching Physical and Integrated Science at River Ridge High School. She was a part of the opening staff at Mitchell High School, teaching Integrated Science, Marine Science, and Anatomy and Physiology. Upon completing her Education Leadership certification, she became an assistant principal at River Ridge High School in the fall of 2008. Mrs. Caldwell and her family have three sons, Cameron, 21, Conner, 17, and Corbin, 8.