School Administration

Kirstie Gabaldon, Principal

With more than 17 years of experience, Mrs. Gabaldon has spent her entire career serving the students in St. Johns County. She started as a teacher at Nease High School and then went on to be the Registrar at Bartram Trail High School before joining Creekside High School as an Assistant Principal. She also served at Murray Middle School when it was in need of an Assistant Principal for an extended period, and most recently at Sebastian Middle School.

Mrs. Gabaldon has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of East Anglia, England and a Master’s degree from UNF. She currently serves as the President of the Florida Association of School Administrators, advocating for meaningful legislative measures to promote quality education for students throughout the state.

Wayne Beck, Assistant Principal

Wayne Beck holds an undergraduate degree in English from Flagler College and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Beck’s time as an educator in St. Johns County spans eight years. He has a wide range of experience as an English/reading teacher to students in 6th-12th grade, and also served as the Instructional Literacy Coach at St. Johns Technical High School for two years.

Mr. Beck is a recognized leader in teacher development, curriculum, and assessment at both the state and national levels. While teaching and coaching colleagues in St. Johns County, he also supported the growth and success of educators across Florida and the nation, with roles on projects through Florida State University’s Learning Systems Institute and AdvancED Performance Accreditation.

Stacy Stackhouse, Assistant Principal

Stacy Stackhouse holds an undergraduate degree in Middle Level Education, Mathematics and Science from the University of West Florida and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Texas State University. Ms. Stackhouse’s professional career has included 13 years of teaching secondary Mathematics in Florida, Texas, and California as well as two years facilitating a transition program for military men and women for the Department of Labor in Japan. Mrs. Stackhouse also taught at math at Pacetti Bay Middle School at all grade levels for two years. She has held many leadership positions including Mathematics Department Chair and Grade Level Team Leader as well as having been a founding member of a high school and middle school campus.