Meet Our Staff
Mr. Stevens grew up fishing and swimming all along the Gulf Coast. We have often heard him mention that his has “never lived north of I10”! He attended the University of Florida where he also enjoyed coaching basketball, football, baseball and soccer. Mr. Stevens began his teaching career teaching in Santa Rosa County in 1993, teaching 4th grade at Holley Navarre Elementary. Holley Navarre had over 1400 students, so West Navarre was soon opened and he moved to the new school, where he also taught 4th grade. He earned his MA in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida in 2001 and became Assistant Principal of Oriole Beach Elementary where he enjoyed five years and in 2009, Mr. Stevens became the 5th Principal of Gulf Breeze Elementary. Mr. Stevens, and his wife of 28 years have three sons, all in college. He loves taking the camper out for weekend getaways for hiking, camping and fishing-during the cooler months!
Tiffany Lowry has a Master of Education degree in Counselor Education from the University of North Florida. She's certified in Guidance and Counseling Pre-K through 12 and Elementary Education K-6. This is her eighth year in education and she's been at Gulf Breeze Elementary since January 2014.
Mrs. McChesney is a Gulf Breeze native! She attended Gulf Breeze Elementary, Gulf Breeze Middle, and Gulf Breeze High School. After graduating from GBHS, she attended the University of West Florida and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Wanting to live in a bigger city, she moved to Tampa, Florida and began her teaching career. While teaching, she continued her education at the University of South Florida (GO BULLS!) and earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. After working in Tampa for several years, she decided to move back to Gulf Breeze to be closer to her family. In 2011, she was selected as the new Assistant Principal at GBE. In her free time, she enjoys camping with her husband and two sons. Roasting marshmallows and making s’mores are tops on her favorite things to do.
Heather Lopez has lived in Gulf Breeze since 1985
(with the exception of going to college in Mobile.) She started GBES in 2nd grade and graduated from GBHS in 1996. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and worked for the Florida Dept. of Children and Families for 7 years as a child abuse investigator. Her husband, Grant, is a deputy sheriff with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and they have two children that attend GBE and GBMS: Lauren and Allison. She enjoys paddle boarding, sailing, running, and reading.