Mission: Unite, Inspire, Empower

Vision: What starts here, will soon change the World

Goals for both our SEA Horses and SEA Dragons:

Success begins with a student feeling safe and secure.
Enriched opportunities for hands-on learning that meets the needs of the future workforce.
Academic Rigor to help our students be well prepared for their future.


• To provide a safe and secure learning environment.
• All children are capable of learning, it is our job to help them meet academic success.
• Provide a Rigorous curriculum and electives to meet the needs of our students, as well as prepare them to be successful in high school.


We believe that all students are leaders at The Sanibel School. We will provide every student with the skills necessary to be academically successful as well as to lead a well-balanced life. We believe in the whole child. Helping each student to find his or her passion beyond academics is important, as we believe it is that passion that will keep them motivated to learn new things. Providing time for a rich discussion on topics, and time for students to truly understand their own learning is critical. Students will be taught to track their progress and set goals through a Leadership Binder. Hands-on learning is embraced at the Sanibel School and is especially evident with our strong S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Environmental Education programs.

Assistant Principal

Jennifer Lusk is the proud Principal of The Sanibel School.  She has worked for the Lee County School District since 2004, most recently working the last three years as Assistant Principal of The Sanibel School.  Prior to joining the Sanibel family, she served as Assistant Principal at Lehigh Elementary.  In 2019, she won the Florida Sterling Council’s Storyboard Competition for her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project “Absent Minded” which focused on decreasing staff absenteeism by increasing positive school culture.  Mrs. Lusk is a lifelong Lee County resident. She has been married to her wonderful husband Christopher for 22 years and has two incredible children Kylie and David who inspire her daily.  Mrs. Lusk loves Sanibel and Captiva and is a proud member of the Sanibel Rotary and Sanibel Captiva Business Women’s Association.  Mrs. Lusk is passionate at helping all students reach their maximum potential and creating wonderful memories each and every day.

Jill Gurgal has worked for the Lee County School District since 2006.  She has spent the last 5.5 years as an Assistant Principal at Skyline Elementary.  She has experience teaching 5th grade, 1st-4th grades ESE Resource, and 6th-8th Grade AVID and Math (in Georgetown, DE).  Mrs. Gurgal grew up in Pennsylvania and attended college in Maine.  She has been married to her amazing husband A.J., who is also a Lee County educator, for 12 years.  They have a rescue dog named Larry and an Exotic cat named Penny.  Mrs. Gurgal loves to read, workout, and travel, especially to Penn State football games in the fall.  She is dedicated to helping students reach their potential and find their passion.  Mrs. Gurgal is so excited to join The Sanibel School family!


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