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Administration

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!"


Stephanie Metzger - Assistant Principal

Stephanie Metzger - Assistant Principal

"I am truly blessed to serve as the assistant principal of Caloosa Elementary.  As an educator of 24 years, I have gained experience in a variety of areas.  I graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic College with a degree in elementary and special education. After several years of teaching, I received a master’s degree in Varying Exceptionalities from The University of South Florida and continued to teach both elementary and middle school in Palm Beach county before earning a second master’s degree from American College of Education in Educational Leadership.  I joined Lee County schools in 2005 teaching at Hector Cafferata Elementary School for eight years before becoming the assistant principal of Allen Park Elementary School for five years.
 
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jim, and our two children, Taylor and Bradyn. We spend much of our time on the soccer field each weekend as well as just relaxing and hanging out.  I am a strong advocate for building a love of reading and often enjoy a good book myself on the weekends.

I am excited to be at Caloosa and look forward to a fantastic year together".