Education Foundation of Gulf County, Inc.

Cindy Belin: Cindy received a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and Exceptional Student Education from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. Cindy's Master Degree is in Guidance and Counseling from The University of Montevallo. She has worked as a classroom teacher and guidance counselor at all levels, a reading specialist, and an ESE Resource Teacher for Gulf District Schools. She retired after serving as the MTSS Coordinator for the Port St. Joe schools. Cindy is married to Jim Belin and they have two daughters, Bonnie and Becky who are married and have blessed them with four precious grandchildren. Cindy is the Sunday School Superintendent at Port St. Joe First United Methodist Church and is very active in United Methodist Women. She volunteers in the school system and her community.

Jen Bogaert:

Samuel G. Cessna: Sam holds a bachelors and three masters degrees from colleges in Pennsylvania. He worked for 38 years as a teacher, counselor, administrator, and football coach at schools in Ohio, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. He is currently retired and works as a substitute teacher in the Port St. Joe School , volunteers for the turtle patrol on Cape San Blas, and is very active at his church. Sam and his wife Sharon have two granddaughters who attend schools in Port St. Joe.

Debbie Gerber: Debbie attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. She has been employed by the Gulf County School System since 2000 and has worked in all three schools in Wewahitchka. Currently she is working at Wewahitchka High School as a Career and Technical Educator, preparing students for the transition from high school to work or college. Debbie also has her Reading Endorsement and enjoys helping with the tutoring program at the high school. She is married to Derrick, Pastor at Westside Baptist Church, and they have one son, Bryce. Their family is very active in the church and work together in the ministry. Debbie and her family live near the Dead Lakes and enjoy the beautiful park on the water.

Jordan Miles- Jordan holds a AA degree from Gulf Coast Community College, a Bachelor of  Science Degree in Psychology from Troy State, and a Master Degree in Counseling from Troy State University. Jordan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor,  Behavioral Specialist. She currently is employed as a Behavioral Specialist and Counselor with Gulf County Schools, working in both Port St. Joe, and  Wewahitchka.  She also has taught as an  Adjunct Professor, teaching psychology at Gulf Coast Community College.

Heather Thompson Jones- Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Auburn University in  Language Arts and History. She taught at Port St. Joe Middle School and High  School for nine years.  Heather served as a founding member of the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts, and served as secretary. She is a Florida Master Gardener and a member of the Port St. Joe  Garden Club.  Heather has lived in Port  St. Joe since 1992. She has three children all of which attend school in Port  St. Joe.  

Donna HowzeThompson-  Donna has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Reading Education from Florida State University. Donna graduated from Gulf Breeze High School, after attending schools all over the country. Donna, the daughter of a career U.S. Marine,  enjoys the peace and beauty of life in Gulf County after a childhood spent traveling.  Donna is currently employed as a Reading  Specialist in the Gulf County School System. She has worked as an elementary and middle school teacher, and has presented at teacher conferences and workshops across Florida.  S She is also a member of United Methodist Women and very involved in her church. She is married to George and they have two daughters, Sarah Beth and Kara. Donna is serving as the Interim Director of the foundation.


Martha Weimorts-Martha earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of West Alabama, a Master's Degree in Computer Education from Nova Southeastern University, and completed Educational Leadership certification through the modified program in Educational Leadership through Florida State University.  She was a high school business education teacher for 22 years, was an ESE Staffing Specialist for 7 years, and has worked as a district level administrator for 3 years.  Her current position is Assistant Superintendent for Special Services in the Gulf District Schools.  In this position she oversees Exceptional Student Education, 504 Plans, the English Language Learner program, the School Health Services Plan, Home Education, and the Prekindergarten program, among other duties and responsibilities.