Cherry Fitch attended Pensacola Junior College before earning her BS at the University of West Florida and then her MS at Troy State University and finally a master’s in education from University of West Florida. She embarked on a career path that led her to serve as a high school teacher, guidance counselor, principal, realtor, city councilwoman, and ultimately mayor of Gulf Breeze. During her entire professional life, she has dedicated her talent and energy to the enrichment and growth of her hometown. Through her career, volunteer work and organizational memberships, she has built a legacy of public service and advocacy for education. The accolades and awards she has garnered at each level of her career are a testament to her leadership, integrity and ability to inspire others. Upon retirement from Gulf Breeze High School, her passion for higher education inspired the local community to create a sponsorship in her honor, thereby continuing her legacy in perpetuity. By keeping in touch with new community members – often young professionals with growing families – her real estate career positions her to guide the next generation of Gulf Breeze residents to the many community resources available. She is a Lifetime Charter Member of the PSC Alumni Association. She has been a PSC Alumni Association Board of Directors member since 2019.