At the end of January, Principal Mel Mitchell announced that the 21-22 school year would be his last. He has served as principal since 2004 and he has spent 37 years at Fort Myers Christian School.
His successor, and the new Head Of School (starting July 1, 2022), will be Mrs. Diane Winningham. Mrs. Winningham will be the sixth Head Of School in our 43 year history! Some facts about Mrs. Winningham:
- Currently the Head of Lower School at Sarasota Christian School
- Served as principal for PK – 2nd grade at Northshore Christian School for eight years
- Served as principal at Tianjin International School in China for five years
- Classroom teaching experience in grades 2nd, 3rd and 4th – Graduate of Mount Vernon University with a BA in Elementary Ed; Masters degree at Indiana University in School Administration and Elementary Education
- She has also had the opportunity to serve on several ACSI Accreditation teams which will be a blessing for the school’s first visit by an ACSI team in the fall of 2023
Joining Mrs. Winningham’s staff is the new Vice Principal, Miss Angel Schreiber. Miss Schreiber started working at FMCS in 2009 and has most recently served as our VPK Lead Teacher and VPK full day teacher at FMCS. With the growth in our enrollment this year and going into 22-23, the School Board has worked with Mrs. Winningham to add a Vice Principal to the staff and Miss Schreiber has accepted that position. Mrs. Winningham stated “this person needs to be someone dedicated to FMCS, a team player, with a growth mindset, and one that loves the Lord wholeheartedly. The school board and I have asked Angel Schreiber to partner with me as we lead the school onto the next leg of its journey.” Miss Schreiber will not only continue to help the VPK strive for excellence, but will now have a hand in the entire school reaching that level.