Administration

Nicole Osterholm, Principal

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Ms. Nicole Osterholm joined Cape Elementary as the principal in December, 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. Ms. Osterholm began her teaching career in Lee County Schools at Caloosa Elementary and continued her career at Edgewood Elementary and Allen Park Elementary for a total of eleven years. In 2002, she received her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University. Ms. Osterholm was an assistant principal at Allen Park Elementary for eight years. Her dedication and passion for teaching and learning is evident in her passion as a leader! Her goal is to learn all 745 students’ names at Cape!

Ms. Osterholm lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the first eighteen years of her life. Her family vacationed in Fort Myers for many years. She has called Fort Myers her home for over 20 years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to the beach and attending sporting events.

Kristi Sund, Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Kristine (Kristi) Sund joined Cape Elementary as the assistant principal in June, 2014. She was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida where she attended K-12 in the Lee County School System. After receiving her bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida, she moved home and began her teaching career as a kindergarten and 2nd grade teacher at Tanglewood Elementary. After 6 years of teaching, she decided to pursue a career in administration and earned her Masters of Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. While pursuing her master’s degree, she was hired as a Learning Resource Teacher and Curriculum Specialist at Villas Elementary where she worked for 3 years. Mrs. Sund was an assistant principal at North Fort Myers High School for 2 years. She feels honored to be the assistant principal at Cape Elementary and looks forward to another great year. Her goal is to inspire teachers and students to achieve more than they can imagine. 

Outside of her school time, Mrs. Sund is a busy wife and mother of two amazing boys, Hayden and Caleb. Her husband, Nate, is also a Lee County teacher and football coach. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, shopping, and swimming.

School Counselor

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Shelly Boeck School Counselor Email Web

Reading Specialist

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Dianne Johnson Email

Kindergarten Teachers

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Gladys Gomez Teacher Email Web
Emily Kostuk Teacher Email Web
Sandy Menzel Teacher Email Web
Melinda Painter Teacher Email Web
Lisa Quaintance Teacher Email Web

1st Grade Teachers

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Theresa Betz Teacher Email Web
Sheri Bullock Teacher Email Web
Laurie Dugas Teacher Email Web
Elizabeth Krotov Teacher Email Web
Shari Stewart Teacher Email Web

2nd Grade Teachers

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Shannon Barone Teacher Email Web
Mison Drennan Teacher Email Web
Diana Hertzog Teacher Email Web
Lisa Hunt Teacher Email Web
Francesca Navarro Teacher Email Web
Amy Shanahan Teacher Email Web

3rd Grade Teachers

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Elizabeth Adkins Teacher Email Web
Kennedy Bigsby Teacher Email Web
Brenda Brylanski Teacher Email Web
Janet Dieng Teacher Email Web
Kristy Jones Teacher Email Web
Debbie Leith Teacher Email Web
Carolyn Peppler Teacher Email Web

4th Grade Teachers

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Kristi Allen Teacher Email Web
Courtney Buckley Teacher Email Web
Suzanne Cimeno Teacher Email Web
Ann Hannaway Teacher Email Web
McKenzie Halpin Teacher Email Web
Jennalee Shierling Teacher Email Web
Nicole Polstein Teacher Email Web
Carrie Troxell Teacher Email Web

5th Grade Teachers

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Trisha Bissler Teacher Email Web
Jenine Brulliea Teacher Email Web
Miranda Gagliardi Teacher Email Web
Allison Moulton Teacher Email Web
Nicole Polstein Teacher Email Web
Julie Thompson Teacher Email Web

Exceptional Student Education

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Terry Badloe Teacher Email Web
Julie Ingraham Speech Pathologist Email
Jan Maconi Teacher Email Web
Judy Mullaly Teacher Email Web
Shona Toles Teacher Email Web

Special Area Teachers

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Robert Koch Music Teacher Email Web
Lee Ann Theisen-Cochrane P.E. Teacher Email Web
Connie Wills Art Teacher Email Web

Office Staff

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Wendy Drotleff Secretary to the Principal Email
Barry Zeidman Information Specialist Email
Melinda Durnell School Secretary Email
Carol Schmitt Clinic Email
AnnMarie Vastarelli Bookkeeper Email

Network / Technology Support

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Ryan Morse Network Tech Email

Paraprofessionals

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Justine Appleby Email
Heather Braun Email
Jamie Cochran Email
Danielle Fitzsimmons Email
Melissa Goris Email
Clara Hamilton Email
Kerstin Huntington Email
Christine James Email
Carla O'Brien Email
Eyerin Parveen Email
Camille Pukala Email

Maintenance

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Francisco Benitez Email
Graciela Infante Email
Beatrice Napoleon Email
Theresa Cabrera Nunez Email
Onelio Perez Email
Mirta Rico Email

Food Service

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Maura Quinones Food Service Manager Email
Blanca Guapacha Email
Martha Henschen Email
Cynthia Inglese Email
Joseph Petrullo Email
Josefina Reyes Email