Ms. Brunet, Principal
Sandra Brunet holds an undergraduate degree from UCLA and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from California State University at Northridge. She is excited to transition to Switzerland Point Middle School and to continue the path of excellence set forth by Mrs. Gabaladon and the previous administration. Mrs. Brunet’s time as an educator was spent teaching middle grades for many years and serving as the teacher coordinator for the GATE Program, the school ELD Program and in various leadership positions. She transitioned to an administrative role at a K-6 ES with 1285 students and served that California Distinguished School for 4 years before becoming Principal of North Park Elementary School in Southern California. During her tenure as Principal, her school wrote for and was awarded the California Gold Ribbon Award for Innovative Programs. She then transitioned to a K-12 blended learning school on Hawaii Island as the Director of the charter school on the island. She worked collaboratively with schools across three other islands to implement and deliver high-quality and rigorous lessons via the blended model. During her time at the school, our school moved from the 38th ranked public school in the state (Honolulu Magazine) to the 2nd highest ranked school in the state.
She looks forward to working alongside the amazing team of staff and families to continue the legacy of success at Switzerland Point Middle School.
Mr. 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 ten 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.
Mr. Brown, Assistant Principal
Mr. Brown has been serving the needs of the students in St. Johns County for more than 12 years. He started as a Biology and Chemistry teacher for Bartram Trail High School and Pedro Menendez High School. After teaching for 10 years, he transferred to St. Augustine High School as a testing coordinator and then Registrar.
Mr. Brown has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Biology and completed his Master’s degree from Purdue University. His passion is to ensure that every child has the chance to grow and learn every day! He is excited to support the vision of Switzerland Point Middle School to empower students with a passion for learning as they prepare for high school! Go Raiders!