December 2020

Alyssa Smith - Teacher of the Year
Alyssa Smith - Teacher of the Year
12/18/2020
Alyssa Smith knew she wanted to be a teacher when she was just five years old. Now, in her sixth year at Tortuga Preserve Elementary, she's been named the Lee County Teacher of the Year. Watch to see her tearful reaction to the news.
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Drone shot of James Stephens School
James Stephens Pre-K Center Set to Open in January
12/16/2020
The School District of Lee County is ready to open its first expanded Pre-K Center in January and applications are currently being accepted for students who wish to attend. More than 200 four-year old’s will be able to prepare for their K-12 education when the James Stephens Pre-K Center is fully operational.
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Tortuga Preserve Elementary Teacher Alyssa Smith Chosen as  Lee County Teacher of the Year
Tortuga Preserve Elementary Teacher Alyssa Smith Chosen as Lee County Teacher of the Year
12/15/2020
We are excited to announce that Tortuga Preserve Elementary ESE Teacher Alyssa Smith is the District’s Teacher of the Year. Smith will now be nominated for Florida Teacher of the Year.
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Crystal German in her classroom
Returning to Her Roots
12/15/2020
Crystal German is the first former LAMP (Lee Adolescent Mothers Program) student to return as a teacher.
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District Wins - December 11, 2020
District Wins - December 11, 2020
12/11/2020
A truly dedicated School Resource Officer from Harns Marsh Middle School was recently presented with the Lifesaving Medal Award. Check out this remarkable story and other special moments we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins.
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Rob Cooper and Forrest Walker Jr. Headshot
School District Selects Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year
12/09/2020
We are proud to announce Rob Cooper, Principal at Bonita Springs Elementary School, is the Lee County's Principal of the year and Forrest Walker Jr., Assistant Principal at Dunbar High School, is Lee County's Assistant Principal of the year.
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Santa surfing on water with a bag
Holiday Greeting Card Winners 2020
12/03/2020
The holiday season is upon us and it is time to announce this year’s winners for the annual Holiday Greeting Card event. This year’s contest features elementary school students and represents the true spirt of the season.
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player jumping for a spike in volleyball
Fort Myers High School’s Paris Thompson Named 2020 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball
12/01/2020
The District is proud to congratulate Fort Myers High School Senior Paris Thompson for being named 2020 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball. The outside hitter won the award following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school volleyball coaches and media representatives.
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