The Lee County School District is excited to announce that Jeff Estes, Jr. is being recommended as Principal of the new Bonita Springs High School.

“Jeff is perfect for this job. He is a great leader, educator, and motivator. Jeff is well connected in the Bonita Springs community. Raising his family there, he understands the amazing opportunities this new high school will offer. We know he will do great things,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins.

Mr. Estes has been with the District for 13½ years. A graduate of Estero High School, he took his first teaching position there as a math teacher and golf coach. From there he became an Assistant Principal serving at Diplomat Middle, Estero High School and now East Lee County High School.

“This is my dream job,” says Estes. “It’s what I’ve been working toward all of my life. I’m so happy to be able to open a school in the community that has given so much to me and my family.  I can’t wait to get started.”

Estes was chosen from a pool of 70 applicants.

“We conducted an exhaustive national search,” explains Dr. Angela Pruitt, Chief Human Resources Officer. “The 70 were screened down to 18 and 4 were interviewed by a committee made up of District leadership, business leaders and community members. Jeff easily rose to the top.”

Estes will begin his duties as principal of BSHS upon Board approval which is scheduled for February 6th.