Meet the Administrators

Mrs. Shelley Markgraf - Principal

     "I am honored to be the principal of Caloosa Elementary, a school dedicated to excellence. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1989. Upon graduating from college, I accepted my first teaching job at Lehigh Elementary, in Lehigh, Florida. I taught first grade for two years and then transferred to J. Colin English, where I taught first and second grade for ten years. While I was at J. Colin English, I accepted a Reading Specialist position. I worked with children of all ages who had reading difficulties and provided professional development for teachers. When the principal of J. Colin transferred to Colonial Elementary in 1999, I followed her there and became a Curriculum Specialist. In 2002, I transferred to Caloosa Elementary to become the Assistant Principal and I have been here ever since. It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated staff that makes learning a priority. Thank you for entrusting your children to us."  

Dr. Marti Iovine- Principal on Assignment

     Dr. Marti Iovine is the Principal on Assignment at Caloosa Elementary School. She is a graduate from Nova Southeastern University and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Exceptional Education, a Master’s Degree in Education, an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a focus on Curriculum & Instruction.

     Dr. Iovine is a Florida native and has worked at the Elementary, Middle, High School, and District Level. She has been with the Lee County School District for the past twenty-eight years as a Teacher, Reading Specialist, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Dr. Iovine is extremely passionate about learning and her love of students.

Mrs. Danielle Hudzina - Assistant Principal

     "I am extremely excited to be your new assistant principal at Caloosa Elementary! I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Florida State University (Go Noles!) in 2006 and earned my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009. I am also currently pursuing my doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from FGCU and hope to finish within the next year.
     I began my educational career eight years ago in Charlotte County teaching Science and Seven Habits Leadership before starting as an elementary assistant principal in DeSoto County in 2014. After three years of working in large, Title I elementary schools in DeSoto County, I was lucky enough to become your assistant principal. I love children and I look forward to partnering with you and your children to achieve greatness!"