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Engage Estero Safety Council is made of volunteers serving as a voice for the citizens of greater Estero on safety and transportation priorities and issues. We advocate for related solutions to Village, County, and State Government organizations.

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The Future of Schools in Greater Estero

December 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST




The Future of Schools in Greater Estero

Thank you to our Sponsor
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Dr. Adam Molloy

Lee County School District Director, Planning, Growth, & Capacity

Dr. Adam Molloy, our first speaker, addressed how the increasing population, especially younger residents, within the Village of Estero and along East Corkscrew will impact the requirement for suitable schools in our area. Adam explained how the District is developing more scalable and standardized measurements for planning new seats and schools for future growth, and provided the latest plans and answered attendee questions on this subject.

Dr. Molloy is a transformative educational leader working as Director of Planning, Growth, and capacity at the School District of Lee County. He is focused on improving educational systems by strategically addressing the structures that cause disruptions & inefficiencies.  He is ethos-driven by the need to advance the success & sustainability of Lee County’s school district.


Chris Patricca

Lee County School Board Member, District 3

Chris Patricca, our second speaker, spoke about her passion for improving educational standards with regard to:

  • The need to attract more teachers and provide suitable homes to encourage them to stay in our community – based on the “Workforce Housing” concept
  • The value of volunteers in regard to JA and other potential programs
  • Encouraging greater parental involvement
  • Other educational initiatives that should be considered.

In addition to her position as a Lee County’s Schools District 3 member, Chris is the Chief Operations Officer for TLP Financial Services, Inc., a company she owns with her husband. Her professional experience includes being a Paraprofessional at Pinewoods Elementary School, a Full-time and Adjunct Professor at the State University of New York, and a Staff Attorney at The Ayco Company, L.P., a division of Goldman Sachs.

Chris’ educational background includes Juris Doctor, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ, B.A., Government, Clark University, Worcester, MA. and A.A., Criminal Justice, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA. Chris’ daughter is a graduate of Dunbar High School. She has two sons who are seniors at Bonita Springs High School and another son who is a junior at South Fort Myers High School. Chris is incredibly proud of her children’s education in our schools.


December 7, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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Estero High School
21900 River Ranch Road
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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