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 nine 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.
Earl Brown, Assistant Principal
Mr. Brown has been serving the needs of the students in St. Johns County for more than 11 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!