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.
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.
CHARLENE PRAHASKY become an assistant principal at Gulf High School in May 2014. She came to Gulf from Hudson High School, where she had been an assistant principal and a teacher. She has taught English, math, performance-based diploma, and self-contained ESE. She has also been a reading coach and literacy specialist. She has worked in the Pasco County school district for 21 years, mostly at HHS but for three years at Gulf Middle School. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from USF. Ms. Prahasky was born in Springfield, Illinois. She attended elementary school in Illinois before moving to Florida. Here she attended Northwest Elementary, Bayonet Point Middle, and Hudson Middle schools. She is a 1989 graduate of HHS. She two daughters who attend Hudson High and a son who graduated from HHS.
ROBERT STRASSER joined the Gulf High School administration as an assistant principal on Jan. 6, 2014. He had been a math teacher at Gulf Middle School, where he was in his tenth year. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from USF, and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from USF. Mr. Strasser was born in Glen Cove, New York. He came to New Port Richey in 1988 and attended Calusa Elementary School, Bayonet Point Middle School, and Ridgewood High School, from which he graduated in 1998. His wife Jen is a guidance counselor. They have twin boys.