Meet the Administrators

Mrs. Shelleyl 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."  
Mr. Tommy Bowens - Principal on Assignment
  • Has been with the Lee County School District for 24 years
  • Attended Cape Coral High – class of 1982
  • Attended Edison Community College (Fort Myers, FL) on basketball scholarship
  • Attended Southwest State University (Marshall, MN) on basketball scholarship
  • First year teacher at Royal Palm Exceptional Center
  • Teacher at Cypress Lake High School  - basketball and track coach
  • Assistant Principal at Cypress Lake High School, Ida Baker High School, Cape Coral High School, and James Stephens International Academy (K-8)
  • Principal at James Stephens International Academy (K-8)
  • Principal on Assignment/ County Athletic Director
  • Principal on Assignment Mirror Lakes Elementary
  • Principal on Assignment Caloosa Elementary
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!"