KIMBERLY DAVIS became Principal of Gulf High School on May 7, 2012. She had been in education for over 20 years, beginning her career in south Georgia. In 1998, her family relocated to Pasco County, where she was hired as a science teacher at Zephyrhills High School. In 2002, she moved to the district office, where she worked as an Instructional Trainer Coach for science education. In 2004, she became the Pasco County Science Supervisor. She worked with science curriculum and the environmental education centers. In 2006, she opened SLHS as an assistant principal and worked there until moving to Anclote High School. She is the mother of two Pasco County graduates, one from Zephyrhills High School and the other an IB graduate of Land O’ Lakes High School.
MARIBETH CALDWELL joined the Gulf High School administration in July 2012 as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum. 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 is married to Dillard Caldwell, an assistant principal at Anclote High School. They have three sons.
TRAVIS DEWALT joined the Gulf High School faculty in the 2000-2001 school year. He has served as athletic director, wrestling coach, assistant football coach, and girls weightlifting coach. DeWalt is a 1990 graduate of Gulf, where as a student he was a state wrestling champion. He then went on to become a three-time NAIA All-American and team MVP at Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa. His 121-20 record made him the most victorious wrestler in the school’s history. He coached for ten years before coming to Gulf, most recently as head coach at Hinton Community School. He became an assistant principal on July 2, 2013.
DOUGLAS L. ELIAS is the Assistant Principal for Administration. He joined the Gulf High School administration in 2008. Before coming to Gulf, Mr. Elias was athletic director and an assistant principal at Concordia High School in Concordia, Kansas, in the 2007-2008 school year. Previously, he was the athletic director at Wiregrass Ranch High School, where he also coached golf. Before coming to Wiregrass, he was an Exceptional Student Education teacher at Land O’ Lakes from 2003 to 2006. Before Land O’ Lakes, Mr. Elias was a strength and conditioning coach with his alma mater, Kansas State, from 1989 to 1993, the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of South Florida from 1998-2001, and West Virginia’s strength and conditioning coach from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Elias has a bachelor’s degree in education from Fort Hays State University and a master’s degree from Kansas State University.
DR. JUDY B. GALLAGHER is the Assistant Principal for Student Services. She began her career in Pasco County in 1974 as a teacher at Cypress Elementary School. From 1977 until 1990, she was an owner and teacher of Genesis School. In 1990, she was appointed as Assistant Principal of Richey Elementary School and transferred with the staff to Cotee River Elementary School when it opened in 1994. Dr. Gallagher transferred to Denham Oaks Elementary School in 1995 and transferred to Gulf Middle School in 1996. Dr. Gallagher received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and business education from St. Leo College and her master’s degree in administration and supervision from American University. She received her doctoral degree in early and middle childhood from Nova University. She is certified in elementary education, business education, administration / supervision and school principal. She has served on numerous district committees such as Middle School Design and High School Task Force.
STEVEN PAGE joined the Gulf High School administration in the summer of 2012 as the Assistant Principal for our International Baccalaureate program. Mr. Page earned his Masters Degree in Education Leadership from Argosy University and his Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences Education from the University of South Florida. His first teaching assignment was in Hillsborough County at Leto High School in 1989. In 2000 Mr. Page earned Gaither High School’s Teacher of the Year award and also won a NASDAQ Economics award in 2001. He accepted a teaching position at Mitchell High School, making the switch to Pasco County in 2002. His teaching experience has ranged from middle school drop out prevention classes to Advanced Placement courses at the high school level. In addition, Mr. Page has coached basketball, football and track. In September of 2006 Mr. Page left the classroom to became an assistant principal at Land O’ Lakes High School. His son Swayze is a 2012 graduate of Mitchell High School, where his daughter Samantha is a senior this school year.
A video clip in which our administrators introduce themselves is on YouTube here.