Administration Bios

School Administration

Joe Williams III - Principal

Mr. Joe Williams III serves as the Principal for J. Colin English Elementary. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Bethune-Cookman College and a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Williams served as the Assistant Principal at JCE from 2002-2005, before being promoted to become the Principal of Bonita Springs Middle School. In 2008, he returned to JCE as the Principal and has continued to help the school S.O.A.R. to new heights academically. Under his leadership, JCE has continued to flourish and will continue to enhance the educational opportunities for all students while continuing to implement the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program into its curriculum.

Dr. Monica Stevens - Assistant Principal

Dr. Monica Stevens is proud to serve as the assistant principal at J. Colin English Elementary. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University. She recently completed Doctorate in Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida. Throughout her career, Dr. Stevens taught elementary and middle school. Before moving into administration she served as an academic coach and a Teacher Leader.  Outside of school, Dr. Steven enjoys kayaking, camping, gardening, anything outdoors. Dr. Stevens strives to help every student succeed. She is looking forward to another great year and working with the students, families, and staff at J. Colin English Elementary.


District Administration

The Lee County School Board is comprised of seven School Board members with five elected from their District and two elected through a District-wide vote of the people. Board Members serve four-year terms on a staggered basis and reside in one of the five districts from which they are voted. The two elected through a District-wide vote reside in any district in Lee County. Members annually elect their Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

The Lee County School Board sets policies and rules that govern the administration of the District. The Board operates according to Florida laws and Florida Department of Education regulations, and it sets policy only when members meet in official session. The Board appoints the District's Superintendent, who administers the daily operations of the school system.