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School Board

School Board Group PhotoCathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 3 (Chairman)
Steven K. Teuber,
District 4 (Vice Chairman)
Mary Fischer,
District 1
Jeanne S. Dozier, District 2
Pamela H. LaRiviere, District 5

Attn: School Board Members
2855 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33966

Phone: (239) 337-8303 or (239) 337-8304



District 1 - Mary Fischer

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Mary Fischer, M.A.
Elected November 2010
Re-elected November 2014
Term Expires November 2018

Cape Elementary
Gulf Elementary
Patriot Elementary
Pelican Elementary
Pine Island Elementary
Skyline Elementary
The Sanibel School (K-8)
Trafalgar Elementary

Challenger Middle
Gulf Middle
Trafalgar Middle

Cape Coral High
Ida S. Baker High

Charter Schools
Cape Coral Preparatory & Fitness Academy
Christa McAuliffe Elementary
Oasis Charter Elementary
Oasis Charter High
Oasis Charter Middle
The Island School


Present Occupation:

  • Lee County School District, School Board Member, District 1


  • Resident of Cape Coral, FL, since 1977
  • Four children, eight grandchildren, one great grandchild – Lee County School System graduates/students

Past & Present Experience:

  • The School District of Lee County – School Counselor; Teacher, Prevention Specialist
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
  • Nationally Certified Trainer, BullySafe, USA
  • 20th Judicial Circuit Court Administrator’s Office, Program Director
  • Lee Memorial Health System, Medical Social Worker


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science – focus psychology and criminal justice
  • Master of Arts Degree in Counselor Education, University of South Florida


  • Florida Crisis Response Team Recognition
  • Lee County School Counselors Association Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Community Service Award

Community Committees:

  • Coalition for a Drug-free Southwest Florida Board of Directors
  • PACE Advisory Board
  • Cape Coral Mayor’s Scholarship Committee
  • Learning for Life Co-chair
  • Healthy Lee
  • St. Katharine Drexel Church, lector
  • Junior Achievement Board of Directors

Lee County School Board Liaison Committees / Present Positions:

  • Continuous Systemic Improvement Advisory Committee
  • Board Legislative Liaison / State (alternate)
  • School Health Advisory Committee
  • Student Board Advisory Committee