Principal: Michelle M. Gordon
◦ Office Manager: Mrs. Cheryl Brucato
◦ Phone Number: (239) 377-5004
It is my honor to work with the students, staff and parents of Pine Ridge Middle School to continue our tradition of excellence. My educational career began in Broward County as a reading teacher which I continued here in CCPS in 1998. In 2005, I began my administrative career as a Dean of Students, and have moved to be an Assistant Principal and Assistant Principal of Curriculum all in middle schools here in Collier County. I am excited that Pine Ridge Middle has a long history of finding ways for all of our students to succeed. From the garden, the outdoor classroom, musical experiences, scholar competitions to our sports teams, we have a place for everyone! All decisions are based on what is best for students. Together, we will make all Pine Ridge Middle students continue to be proud PANTHERS!
Assistant Principal C&I: Dr. Lauri Garbo
◦ AP Secretary: Ms. Rochelle Moore
◦ Phone Number: (239) 377-5020
My career as a Collier County educator began in 1993, and I have taught in both public and private school settings. I hold an Ed. D. from Florida Gulf Coast University, where I was named Graduate Student of the Year, an M.Ed. from the University of South Florida, and a B. A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. Most recently, I served CCPS as a specialist in the areas of gifted compliance, advanced studies, and assessment development. I have been recognized as a Teacher of Distinction by Champions for Learning, Teacher of Excellence from Seacrest Country Day School, and Teacher of the Year by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida.
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Ashley Coloma
◦ AP Secretary: Ms. Dawn Buscemi
◦ Phone Number: (239) 377-5014
Hello Panthers! I am excited to be at Pine Ridge Middle School as Assistant Principal of Attendance and Discipline. I was previously at Golden Gate Middle School for 9 years. I taught 6-8th Language Arts and was an RTI Coach before becoming an Assistant Principal at GGM. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English at Molloy College on Long Island, NY. I moved to Naples after graduation, where I began teaching for CCPS in 2007. In 2013, I earned my Masters of Education Leadership from American College of Education. I am dedicated to the students and families and very much enjoy serving the community. I look forward to a great 2020-2021 school year!