Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge, recently took part in the Pinellas County Adopt a Teacher/Class program by adopting Ms. Heather McShane at Starkey Elementary School. For a donation of $150.00 an individual or business can adopt a classroom or teacher which will assist them in procuring educational items for their students. Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge encourages individuals, organizations and businesses to consider taking part in this worthy program and help our public school teachers accomplish their goals. Nestled in a quiet Seminole neighborhood, Starkey Elementary has been a fixture of the community since 1960. Over the past several decades, they have created many special traditions while embracing innovative learning opportunities. They have a reputation for strong partnerships with families and community members. They are focused on academic achievement and character development in a safe environment. Proud home of the Starkey Bears, their mascot represents strength, determination and confidence. They serve about 700 students from PreK through grade 5. Their students and staff are dedicated to the S.T.A.R. expectations of Safety, Teamwork, Attitude, and Responsibility.