Welcome to Cypress Palm Middle School
The Pride of the Estates
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.