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Administrators

Name Title E-mail Phone
Kathy Gibbons Principal 386-740-9800
Laurie LaMondie Assistant Principal 386-740-9800
Jonathan Pearce Assistant Principal 386-740-9800 ext: 23710
Marisol Rubio Assistant Principal 386-740-9800 ext. 23716
Dr. Rebecca Sampson Assistant Principal 386-740-9800 ext:23722

Biographies

Kathy Gibbons

Mrs. Gibbons was born and raised in Quebec, Canada.  She moved to the Ormond Beach area to attend college and has made it her home.  She still lives in Ormond Beach with her husband Andrew.   She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Central Florida.  She began her teaching career as a teacher of mathematics at Ormond Beach Junior High School and was on the faculty as it transitioned to a middle school.  In 1994 Atlantic High School opened and she was a member charter cadre.   In 1996 she became an assistant principal at Atlantic High School where she remained until 2006.  In 2006 she returned to the Ormond community when she joined the faculty and staff of Seabreeze High School.  Last year she moved to the district as Coordinator, Master Schedule/Class Size.  In May of 2018 she was honored to be named the new principal of T. Dewitt Taylor Middle High. 

Laurie LaMondie

Mrs. LaMondie was born in Detroit, Michigan, and spent most of her early adulthood in Upstate New York.  Following her graduation with a Business Administration degree in 1996, she relocated to DeLand, Florida.  She spent many years working at NASCAR before graduating in 2003 from Nova Southeastern University with a Master degree in Exceptional Student Education.  She began her teaching career in Orange County teaching middle and high school students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.  In 2004, she transferred to Volusia County Schools and worked with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities at Woodward Avenue Elementary School for the next two years.  In 2013, she was named Teacher of the Year of Woodward Avenue Elementary School.  She received her Educational Specialist degree from Stetson University in 2014.  Mrs. LaMondie has been very fortunate to diversify her experience through various roles she has since served within Volusia County School and is excited to continue the 2018-2019 school year as a Taylor Wildcat.

Jonathan Pearce

Born and raised in Raiford, Florida, Mr. Pearce attended Stetson University. After graduation, he worked as a program leader at the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Camp located in Barberville for two years before accepting a teaching position at DeLand Middle School in 2000. Mr. Pearce taught reading for three years then transitioned to social studies. In 2011, he graduated from Stetson University with his Master of Education as the first step in pursuing his goal of being a principal. In 2013, Mr. Pearce was named as Assistant Principal of Deltona Middle School where he served until 2018 when he was named as Assistant Principal for Taylor Middle-High School.  He is excited about being a Taylor Wildcat, and he is looking forward to becoming a part of the Taylor Middle High community.

Marisol Rubio

Marisol Rubio is a proud member of the Wildcat community.  She attended Pierson Elementary for grades kindergarten to sixth grade and Taylor for grades seven thru twelve. As a student, Mrs. Rubio loved working with students, in a daycare center, and the county summer recreation program.  This motivated her to pursue a teaching degree. She attained her Bachelor’s in Education in 2000 and Master’s in Educational Leadership in 2005 both from Stetson University.  She is the oldest of seven children, all graduates of Taylor.  Mrs. Rubio has worked at the elementary level at Pierson and Edith I. Starke.  In 2006 Mrs. Rubio was named assistant principal to Taylor, which goes to show that “Once A Wildcat, Always A Wildcat”.  She is the mother of two girls and lives with her husband in DeLand. 

Dr. Rebecca Sampson

Mrs. Sampson moved to DeLand, FL at the age of 5,  graduated from DeLand High School (Go Bulldogs!) in 1987, Florida Southern College in 1992 with her Bachelors in Education with a concentration in Social Science and minor in World History.   She earned her Masters Degree in Education in 2003 from Cumberland University, and her Educational Leadership Doctorate degree in 2016.  
Mrs. Sampson has worked over 16 years in the Private, Public and Virtual school environment as a primarily a High School Teacher here in Florida and Tennessee as well as spent over 5 years as a Project Coordinator for an International Construction company, 3 as the Stetson Volleyball Coach,  Mrs. Sampson became an Assistant Principal at T. Dewitt Taylor MHS this past year by way of a two year stint as a Teacher on Assignment at Creekside Middle School.  Grateful for her family and colleagues, she is looking forward to serving our community of learners, teachers and leaders here.