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The Future of Schools in Greater Estero

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



Thursday, December 7, 2023
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Estero High School

The Future of Schools in Greater Estero


Dr. Adam Molloy and Chris Patricca

Learn what plans are in place to increase the number of schools and educational standards in greater Estero as the number of residents grows within and outside the current Estero Village boundary. There will be a Q&A period for the public to ask questions. Jim Gilmartin will provide the President’s Report for Engage Estero.

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Dr. Adam Molloy

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

Dr. Adam Molloy, our first speaker, will address 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 will provide the latest plans and be available to answer your 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, will talk 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
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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Engage Estero
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