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.
Assistant PrincipalHello Sabrecats! I’m Melissa Coleman and it is a privilege to be the new Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Cypress Palm Middle School. I am a Florida Gulf Coast University graduate with a BA in Biology and I received my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. My educational experience includes teaching science at both the high school and elementary levels in Collier County as well as being a high school Assistant Principal for the last four years. I am looking forward to working with our teachers, staff and parents for the continued success of our students here at CPM.
Mr. Chuck Indelicato
Originally from the great state of New Jersey, I am a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Social Science Education. I got my start in Collier County 9 years ago teaching and coaching baseball and football at Gulf Coast High School. While teaching at Gulf Coast I decided to advance my career by getting my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education.
My wife, Marcy, and I have two young daughters, Charley and Chloe. We are so excited to be a part of the Sabrecat family and I look forward to working with all the great students, teachers, staff, and families in the district!