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 work force
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.

Focus: We believe that all students are leaders at the Sanibel school. We will provide every student with the skills necessary to be academically successful. We will also teach our students The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, so that they can 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 learning new things. Providing time for rich discussion on topics, and time for students to truly understand their own learning. Students will be taught to track their progress through a student portfolio. Hands on learning is embraced at the Sanibel School.

Head shot of Principal Chuck Vilardi, click on picture to email him

Charles (Chuck) Vilardi has been an administrator in Lee County for 20 years, and was voted “Administrator of the Year” by the Lee County School Counselors Association in 2009. He was formerly the Principal at Skyline Elementary for nine years and led Skyline to become a Model School. Previously, he served as Principal at Pine Island Elementary for four years and worked as the Assistant Principal at North Fort Myers Academy of the Arts K-8 School (formerly Suncoast K-8). In 2018 Mr. Vilardi was nominated by the Lee County School district and accepted into the Dr. Brian Dassler Leadership Academy.   Mr. Vilardi was named “Teacher of the Year” in 1993 and was also named a “Teacher of Distinction” and “Outstanding Young Man of America” in 1998.  
He is married to his beautiful wife Leslie who is a teacher at Hector Cafferata Jr. Elementary School. He is the proud father of two children, Carly and Nicholas. Carly attends University of Central Florida and Nicholas attends Cape Coral High School. In his spare time he likes to go boating and travel.  He is thrilled to be a part of The Sanibel School and looks forward to an exciting year ahead!

Head shot of Assistant Principal Ms. Jamie Reid, click on picture to email her

Jamie Reid joined The Sanibel School as Assistant Principal in 2015. Prior to this, she served as Assistant Principal at Trafalgar Middle School for five years. She has worked for the Lee County School District for over 28 years at both the elementary and middle school levels. Her numerous awards for outstanding performance include: Lee County Golden Apple Teacher, PBS Silver Model School, National Blue Ribbon School, Teacher of Recognition, Five Star School, as well as being a National Board Certified Teacher. Ms. Reid comes from a family of educators and her daughter Casey is a Lee County School teacher. Ms. Reid is an avid reader and stays active in her spare time teaching yoga, traveling, and hiking.

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