Kim Verblaauw joined Gulf Elementary as the principal in August, 2012. She graduated high school in 1991 from Cape Coral High and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Florida in 2000. Mrs. Verblaauw began her teaching career at Cypress Lake Middle School and continued her career at Mariner High School as a special education teacher.
In 2004, she received her M.Sc. in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Mrs. Verblaauw has been an assistant principal of curriculum for Lee County Schools since 2004. Through her experience and education she has developed a passion for S.T.E.M. education for youth and is strongly committed to providing an excellent learning environment for children.