Principal Rob Mazzoli
Rob Mazzoli

I am so excited to serve the students, staff, parents and community as Principal of Tropic Isles Elementary.   We have been hitting the ground running to have an amazing start of the 2019-2020 school year.   I spent my childhood and early teens in in the tri-state area of Philadelphia.   I moved from Cherry Hill, New Jersey to Cape Coral in the mid 1980’s.   I graduated from Cape Coral High School in 1988 – Go Seahawks!  After high school, I attended Edison Community College and transferred to USF in Tampa to complete my studies.  I graduated with a degree in Special Education from USF and my Masters of Educational Leadership from FGCU.   I started my teaching career in Lee County 25 years ago at J. Colin English Elementary.  I was a 4th and 5th grade ESE-Resource teacher in an inclusion setting.  After 4 years, I was the Behavior Specialist.  I received my first appointment as Assistant Principal at Gulf Middle School.  From there, I was an Assistant Principal at Gulf Elementary.  For the last 14 years, I served as Principal at Gulf Elementary, Pine Island Elementary and Edgewood Academy.  I have been honored and blessed to have worked with so many talented and exceptional educators.  I have been married for almost 20 years and have 2 children, both in high school.  Being at Tropic Isles Elementary really excites me.  This is a beautiful school with a rich tradition of success, student achievement and quality educational services to our children. We are going to have an amazing school year!



Shannon Schaal
Assistant Principal

Thank you for the warm welcome that I have received from so many of you!  Serving as the Assistant Principal of Tropic Isles since the start of this school year has been rewarding and an honor.  I am so proud of the hard work and dedication that our students and staff demonstrate every day they come to school!  I come to Tropic Isles Elementary School with 23 years of educational experience all within Lee County.  I was born in State College, PA and then moved to Western New York when I was 11 years old.  I understand the transition it takes to transfer schools and have to learn so many new processes and expectations.  In 2000, I graduated from SUNY Cortland with a bachelor’s  degree in elementary education and a minor in psychology of the exceptional student.  In 2015, I graduated with a master’s degree in educational leadership from FGCU.  My career in Lee County began at J. Colin English where I taught first and second grade inclusion.  From there, I spent the next 11 years at Gulf Elementary serving as a first grade teacher, Reading Specialist and Curriculum Specialist.  Most recently, my work was done at Pine Island Elementary where I was a fifth grade teacher for one year before becoming the school’s technology specialist and administrative designee.  Through my journey in education I have had the honor to touch thousands of student’s lives while working alongside some of the most talented and hard working educators in the district.  I have been married to my husband for 20 years and have two children who are both in high school in Lee County.  Over the last five months since I have had the opportunity to immerse myself into Tropic Isles, I realize the many traditions, strong relationships and high expectations that make TIE the amazing school it is.  I look forward to the remainder of this year and many more years to come serving the students, staff and community of Tropic Isles Elementary.