John Gulley was a principal for three years before joining St Francis Xavier as principal in 2016. He was born in Caribou, Maine, but grew up in Naples, Florida, where he graduated from St. John Neumann Catholic High School. He served in the United States Army prior to attending Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Mr. Gulley received a bachelor’s degree in history from FGCU, a Master’s in Education Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and an Educational Specialist degree in leadership from the American College of Education. Mr. Gulley has served in Catholic education for 15 years as a teacher, athletic coach, administrative dean, athletic director, and principal.