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Lehigh’s Spiro to move to NFM High

By Staff | May 19, 2012

A new principal has been named for North Fort Myers High School to replace long-time principal Kimberly Lunger.

Jeff Spiro, the current principal of Lehigh Senior High School, will take on the top job at NFM High.

Spiro has strong ties to both North Fort Myers and Cape Coral.

“My own children have and will graduate from North,” he said. “My son already graduated, and my daughter graduates Saturday. Over an eight-year period, I have really had the opportunity to work with the teachers and administration and all of them have been high quality professionals.”

His son was a Red Knight football player, and his daughter a cheerleader for North.

He currently is the principal at Cape Lehigh Senior High School Center for the Arts. Coming to another arts-oriented school was a big attraction to North Fort Myers High, he said.

“And obviously, being in education, I chose North for my own children because of the academic excellence, and the tradition.”

Another thing he is excited about is being able to work with the Cambridge AICE program at the school.

“I am the one who brought the Cambridge AICE program to Lee County, and extended that to North and Estero High,” he said. “I am excited to continue to work with that very academically rigorous program.”

He said he also had the opportunity to work as the assistant principal at Cypress Lake High and North principal Lunger, both center for the arts schools in each of their respective zones.

“I am a big advocate for the arts,” he said. “I believe the arts support academic success.”

He grew up in Cape Coral, went to Caloosa Elementary and Caloosa Middle and graduated from Cape High.

His background also includes serving as principal at Alva Elementary School and assistant principal at Suncoast Middle School, Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts and Dunbar High School.

When I was a teacher at Caloosa middle I did receive teacher of the year distinction.

“I am proud to be part of the Red Knights family. They say ‘once a Red Knight, always a Red Knight’. I made it in.”