Change of leadership at Gulf Breeze High School

Posted on September 24, 2015 by Mat Pellegrino

Gulf Breeze High School Principal Jason Weeks will officially be closing out his nearly 5-year run as the Dolphins’ head honcho at the end of this month.
At Tuesday’s Santa Rosa County School Board meeting, the district approved the principal’s new position as Director of High Schools.

In the same note, the board approved having Danny Brothers come on as the new principal at Gulf Breeze High School attended, graduated, and has worked at Gulf Breeze High School as a teacher, dean, coach, and assistant principal. And according to Weeks he is “vested in the community”.

Weeks will be filling current Director of High Schools Clifton “Buddy” Hinote’s seat, who will officially be retiring in November.

Weeks starts his new job on Oct. 1 at the SRC school district office on Canal Street in Milton.
“The High School Director basically facilitates the needs of the high schools. Other duties will include committee work involving the district calendar, the student progression plan, student code of conduct, and discipline hearings,” Weeks said. “The High School Director also facilitates the articulation agreement for Dual Enrollment. Other duties include summer sessions, textbook inventory, student-athlete drug policy, coaching certifications and high school graduation ceremonies.”
Weeks said his time at the high school has been successful thanks to the staff he has worked with over the years.
“I am very blessed to have served the Gulf Breeze community. The teachers and students have made me look better than I deserve and there is no doubt in my mind that the opportunity that I have been granted at the district office stems from the success we have had at Gulf Breeze High School,” Weeks told South Santa Rosa News. “I have benefited from the talented staff and students.”
Weeks, who currently lives in Milton, will have a much shorter drive thanks to the new position.
Weeks grew up in Pensacola and began his teaching career in Putnam County where he served there for one year (1990-91). Then Weeks traveled to Escambia County where he served as a teacher for 4 years (1991-95). After his tenure with Escambia, Weeks came to Santa Rosa County and never looked back.
“(I worked in) Santa Rosa County since (1995) as a teacher, coach, athletic director, dean at Navarre High School from the inaugural year (1996-97) through 2006. I began my administrative career at Milton High School as an administrative intern from 2006-07, an assistant principal at West Navarre Primary from 2007-09, an assistant principal at Central School from 2009-10, and finally as an assistant principal at Milton High from 2010-11,” he said.
Weeks was named principal of GBHS in 2011.
Weeks said during his time with the Dolphins, one of his most memorable moments at the high school was when he attended the school play “Mary Poppins”.
“I was so captivated by the performance (that) I waved at Mary Poppins as she left in the last scene,” Weeks said. “It was actually embarrassing because I was surrounded by people and they were looking at me like I was crazy, but I didn’t care, the show was that awesome.”
As Weeks leaves his throne on Oct.1, Brothers, who is the current Assistant Principal of Administrative Services, will fill the empty office at the high school.
“I have truly enjoyed my tenure at Gulf Breeze. It has been a wonderful experience,” Weeks said.