Air Force JROTC
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Matt Groleau is the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor for Walton High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Lt Col Groleau earned his Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration Degree from the University of Nebraska and Masters Degree in Leadership / Business Management from Bellevue University and in Military Operational Arts and Science from Air University. Now in his 6th year of teaching, Lt Col Groleau brings with him 29 years of leadership and mentorship experience. While on active duty, Col Groleau commanded at the flight, squadron, and deputy group levels. He served at 16 duty stations ranging from San Antonio to Afghanistan, Japan to Korea. Lt Col Groleau feels blessed to serve our community and the students of Walton High School.
Chief Master Sergeant (Ret) Jim Hoffman is the Aerospace Science Instructor for Walton High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Chief Hoffman earned his Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Chief Hoffman served for 30 years in the Air Force and excelled as a Senior Enlisted Leader at the Squadron, Group and Combatant Command levels. He is extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve this community and the students of Walton High School.
English I, English IV, Intensive Reading
English I, English II, English IV
AP Literature and Composition, English II, Anchor Club Sponsor
AP English Composition, English II, Intensive Reading
English I Honors, English 2, ELL English
Kelley Stephenson holds her bachelor's degree in English from Muskingum University and her master's degree in library science from Texas Woman's University. She brings her 11 years of experience from teaching in Ohio and Texas to WHS and is starting her seventh year as a Walton Brave for the 2022-23 school year.
English I & English III
English II, English III, English IV
Chelsea Wright earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Florida State University and her master’s in Instructional Technology. Chelsea has three children attending schools in DeFuniak Springs. She worked in the financial field the past several years and then decided to follow her childhood dream of becoming a teacher.
Exceptional Student Education
Guitar, Jazz Ensemble, Instrumental Techniques, Band
Spanish I - IV
American Sign Language & Algebra II Honors
Randi Anne McKie holds her bachelor’s degree in Physics from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She has a master’s degree in teaching from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and a master’s degree in school counseling from the University of West Alabama. This is her 16th year teaching AP Physics and her 9th year in school counseling. She is also a high school science/math teacher on Walton Virtual School and an AP Physics Reader for the College Board in the summer. Her current guidance responsibilities include serving as 11th and 12th grade guidance counselor; dual enrollment counselor (NWFSC and ECTC) for all grade levels; state assessment testing coordinator; parent night event coordinator; and certified bus driver.
AVID, Math for College Readiness, Algebra I, Algebra I-A
AVID, Algebra I, Algebra I-A, Algebra I-B
Gwen Parker is a veteran teacher with more than a decade of experience at Walton High School. She loves teaching and feels it is a gift as well as a blessing. She earned degrees from Chipola College and the University of West Florida. Her hobbies include theology and outdoor activities.
Geometry, Informal Geometry, & Algebra
Geometry, Informal Geometry, & AVID
Media Specialist, Braves TV, Technology
Mrs. English was born in Fort Walton Beach and raised in nearby Ponce de Leon. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of West Florida and her master's degree from Florida State University. She worked for Holmes District School Board for 17-1/2 years before joining the Walton County School District in 2016.
Physical Education & Boys Basketball Coach
HOPE, Assistant Softball Coach, Administrative Volleyball Coach
AP Computer Science, Agri Science, & Robotics
Cybersecurity, Yearbook, & DCT
Leadership & Cybersecurity
AVID, Early Childhood I & II, Student Council Advisor, and Varsity Cheerleading Coach
Physical Science, Chemistry Honors, Biology Honors
Biology, Environmental Science, Volleyball Coach
Biology, Biology Honors, Marine Science Honors
American Government & Economics, American History, AVID, Key Club Advisor
American Government & Economics, AP Human Geography, US History
AP World History, AP US History
World History, American Government & Economics, & Geography
World History, AVID, AP Psychology
ESE Paraprofessional, Assistant Football Coach