I am excited to begin my first year as a Principal at Cypress Palm Middle School. Originally an Ohio farm girl, we moved to Florida in 1995. I began my career in Collier County as an ESE teacher at Immokalee Middle School, East Naples Middle School and Barron Collier High School. Beginning in 2004, I served as an administrator at Barron Collier High School, Gulfview Middle School, East Naples Middle School, and then accepted a position in Human Resources as the Coordinator for Secondary Staffing in 2012-2014. I then returned to school administration serving as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum & Instruction at Gulf Coast High School and this past year at Barron Collier High School.
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Wright State University. I have a M.S. degree in Learning Disabilities, Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. My husband is an Assistant Principal for Curriculum & Instructional for the Alternative School in Immokalee. I have two daughters, Emilie and Madeline. Emilie is currently pursuing a Doctorate at the University of Indiana where she is an English professor. Madeline is attending University of Central Florida where she is a Biology major.
I am proud to begin my career as a Principal and as a member of the Cypress Palm school community.
My name is Amanda Holderfield and I am so excited to be the new Assistant Principal of Curriculum at Cypress Palm Middle School. I am originally from Rochester, New York and am a graduate of SUNY Fredonia and SUNY Geneseo. I taught at both the high school and middle school levels for two years in New York before moving to Florida with my husband in 2011. The majority of my career in Collier County has been at the high school level, where I taught English for six years before serving as an assistant principal for four years. I cannot wait to get to know the students, families, and staff of our Cypress Palm community and to make it a great year.
I am Kriste Eaton and it is an honor to be the new Assistant Principal of Attendance and Discipline. I graduated from Central Michigan University with my Bachelor of Science in Education and received my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University. My educational experience includes 23 years in the elementary setting, with the last 3 of those years being an Assistant Principal. I am very proud to be a part of the Sabrecat family and I look forward to working with our students, parents, teachers and staff.