GBMS welcomes new faculty and staff
Ms. Trew is a 6th grade history teacher and an 8th grade Spanish teacher. She says, “I like GBMS. I can sense the motivation of the students to learn and the staff to teach. I feel like part of a team.”
Ms. Flowers teaches science. She says, “ I decided I wanted to be a teacher when I was in elementary school. I had really good teachers that inspired me.”
Ms. Bourland is the new school secretary. Before, she was the nurse at GBMS for two years. She says, “I applied to become a school secretary because I loved the staff and students here.”
Ms. Todd is the attendance secretary. She says, “Gulf Breeze is filled with amazing students and employees. I have no complaints so far and don’t anticipate any in the future. I have really enjoyed the upbeat atmosphere and hope to be a part of the GBMS family for a long time.”
Ms. Bielenda teaches math. She used to teach at GBES and decided to come to GBMS because she “needed a new challege in teaching.”
Ms. Laurenzi teaches science. She has been teaching for ten years. Ms. Laurenzi says that she decided to come to Gulf Breeze because, “I went to GBMS as a student and wanted the opportunity to give back to the community that gave me a great education!”
Ms. McLendon is the 7th grade guidance counselor. She has been teaching for over 25 years. Ms. McLendon decided to start teaching because she has always loved being around kids, so it seemed natural to go into teaching. She says, “I love GBMS! I especially love being the 7th grade guidance counselor. It is both rewarding and challenging all wrapped up in one!”
Ms. Osborn is an ESE inclusion teacher. This is her 1st year playing this role. She says, “When I worked as a PARA, I fell in love with teaching.” She decided to come to Gulf Breeze because she heard great things about GBMS.
Mr. French is an ESE parapro. Mr. French has been a football coach at the high school for seven years, and a substitute teacher for three years. He says he started teaching because, “I love helping kids see their true potential.”
Ms. Irby is an ESE parapro. This is her first year teaching, but she has been teaching as a volunteer for about ten years. Ms. Irby says, “I have always desired to help people, which I think every teacher probably says. I know how important it is to develop a positive self image at a young age. If I can help a student see the best in themselves, who they really are, then I have accomplished my purpose...
Ms. PcPhaul is an ESE parapro. Teaching in a classroom atmosphere is a very new experience for her because she has only ever taught situations outside of a classroom. Ms. Irby says, “I am enjoying Gulf Breeze so far! Many of the students, teachers, and administrators have been overwhelmingly helpful and I will be forever grateful for their assistance.”
Ms. Mowe is an ESE parapro. This is her 3rd year in the Santa Rosa Schools system. Before, she worked as an Assistant Teacher in Kindergarten for eight years in Morgantown, WV. She says, “I decided to work in the school system because I love being around young minds and watching students grow up and make a difference in the world.”