Matt Mederios' Bio
Matt Mederios took the helm as Principal at Varsity Lakes Middle School in January of 2017. Previously, he served as Principal at North Fort Myers High School for two years and Cape Coral High School for three years. He also served as Principal-on-Assignment in Academic Services for one semester.
Mr. Mederios was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science with a minor in Management. After college, Mr. Mederios went on to become a minor league athletic trainer in the Kansas City Royals organization for three years. To pursue his passion for education and working with students, he began teaching Health and Physical Education at Immokalee High School in Collier County, Florida, where he also coached baseball. After 3 ½ years, Mr. Mederios moved to North Fort Myers High School where he served as a Health and Physical Education teacher, as well as a literacy coach, in addition to coaching baseball and basketball. He also served as the school’s athletic trainer for three years. Mr. Mederios served five years as Assistant Principal for Curriculum at North Fort Myers High School prior to being named as the principal at Cape Coral High School.
Mr. Mederios is devoted to helping students improve themselves and guiding them down a path of success. He earned his Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and recently earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He and his wife, Joni, have two young children, Luke and Riley, and they are active members of the Catholic church serving as Eucharistic Ministers and youth catechists, as well as sponsors for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
Jason Pluckers' Bio
I am a graduate of the Lee County school system going to Villas Elementary, Cypress Lake Middle, and graduating from Cypress Lake High School. I attended the University of South Alabama for my Bachelor degree and earned my Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. I was a science teacher at Estero High School and Dunbar High School in Lee County. I believe in the importance of education to open doors for our young people providing them numerous opportunities to succeed in life. I am married with 3 boys and 1 little princess at home. All 3 boys attend a Lee County School and my daughter will be as well in a few years. It is my pleasure to serve the community I grew up in and I hope to provide your Varsity Scholar with the same great education I received from Lee County Schools.
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Kathy K. Padilla graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesilogy with Teacher Certification K-12. She moved here from Texas in 2004, in which she taught PE and was the Head Girls Basketball Coach at North. Kathy earned her Masters of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in Educational Leadership. In 2011, she became the Athletic Director while finishing out her coaching duties. She retired from coaching in 2012, becoming the winningest girls basketball coach in North’s history. In 2013, she became a nationally Certified Athletic Administrator through The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). She believes that athletics is an extension of the classroom.
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Tracy Fisher, Assistant Principal
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