Meet the Administrators

Principal - Ashley LaMar
Mr. Ashley LaMar - Principal

"I am honored to serve as principal of Caloosa Elementary, a school dedicated to excellence! This is my 22nd year in education. I graduated from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!) in 1997. Upon my graduation, I accepted a teaching position in southern Indiana. After teaching special education there for four years, my wife and I moved to lovely SW Florida. Here in Lee County, I was in the classroom as a teacher for another nine years while also earning a master’s degree in special education. I was appointed as Assistant Principal at Cafferata Elementary in July 2010. After serving there for three years, I went to the district office as a coordinator for school development. From there, I was appointed Principal at Royal Palm Exceptional School and then moved to Manatee Elementary as a turnaround principal.

I’ve been married to my beautiful wife, Courtney, for over 17 years and we have eight beautiful children. I enjoy the great outdoors and love to go camping and fishing with my family as often as possible!

It is a privilege to serve as Principal of Caloosa Elementary! Thank you for your support!"

Dr. Danielle Hudzina - Assistant Principal

"I am extremely excited to be the 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 completed my doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2018. My dissertation was focused on new teacher mentoring programs and teacher retention.

I began my educational career 13 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 in 2017. I love children and I look forward to partnering with you and your children to achieve greatness! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, or concerns at or 239-574-3113"