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Tom Michel

Dr. Thomas Michel

Dr. Thomas Michel started his career in education as a Dropout Prevention teacher at Punta Gorda Middle School in Charlotte County before coming to Diplomat Middle School in Lee County where he taught social studies. Dr. Michel moved on to school administration by serving as Assistant Principal for Gateway Charter High School and then to Mariner High School where he was an Assistant Principal for 13 years. He became Mariner High School’s Principal in 2018. Dr. Michel has a Bachelor Degree in Education from Kent State University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate Degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University. He was a professor at the College level for over 15 years and has served on numerous School District Leadership Committees. Dr. Michel’s wife Alena is a professional piano instructor and pipe organist for St. Hilary’s church in Fort Myers. His oldest daughter Katia is attending Medical school at the University of South Florida and his youngest daughter Sophia is a sophomore at Mariner High School. In his spare time Dr. Michel enjoys traveling with his family, entertaining his dog “Bruce” and spending time by the pool barbequing.


Beth Gedde

Beth Gedde

Mrs. Beth Gedde is from Edgewater Park, New Jersey. She earned a Bachelor’s of Economics from Rutgers University, a Master’s of Business Administration from Strayer University, and a Master’s of Education Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University. Mrs. Gedde spent 13 years in the Airline industry before coming to Mariner High School in 2005 where she started as a reading/business teacher.  She has been an Assistant Principal since 2014.  Her primary responsibilities at Mariner High School include Facilities, CTE Programs, Technology, and Student Discipline.

Angel McNeeley

Angel McNeeley

Mrs. Angel T. McNeeley is from Cleveland, Ohio. She earned a Bachelor’s of English Literature from John Carroll University, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from The American College of Education, where she is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership, with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction. Angel was an "Edu-tainer" and began teaching theatre, musical theatre and stagecraft after a successful entertainment career on cruise ships and in touring theatre companies. Before moving to Florida in 2005, Mrs. McNeeley was a Director and Choreographer in Northeast Ohio for several high schools and summer theatre camps.  In Florida, Mrs. McNeeley has worked at Estero, Island Coast, and Mariner High Schools and has been an Assistant Principal for six years. Her primary responsibilities at Mariner High include Activities/Clubs and the Arts, APPLES, Data/SIP, ESOL, and Student Discipline.

Robert Higgins

Robert Higgins

Mr. Robert Higgins is originally from New York state.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida Gulf Coast University and Masters of Educational Leadership degree from American College of Education.  During 2011, Mr. Higgins began his career in education after spending many years in banking and finance. He has worked as a middle school math teacher for seven years beginning at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts then Challenger Middle School, and has been an Assistant Principal at Mariner High School since 2018.  His primary responsibilities at Mariner High are athletics, transportation, science, ESE, PE, and student discipline.

Roberta White

Roberta White

Mrs. Roberta White was born in Tennessee and lived in many states since her father was in the Marines. Mrs. White ended up going to high school and college in Virginia. She received her Bachelors in Family and Child Development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University otherwise known as Virginia Tech. She received her Masters in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She taught for ten years in elementary, middle, and high school. She became an assistant principal in 2005 at Caloosa Middle School. She transferred to Mariner High in April of 2012. Her primary responsibilities at Mariner include curriculum, school improvement, Title II, scheduling, and professional development.

 

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