Welcome to Student Services

Each student is encouraged to take full advantage of the many academic and extracurricular opportunities that are available at Cypress Lake High School. Student Services stands ready to provide assistance with any questions or needs that may arise. We welcome you and wish you a great school year!

Adam Kurtz

Assistant Principal

Adam Kurtz is originally from Kendall, NY and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University in upstate NY. He is married and has two children, ages 5 and 7. Mr. Kurtz moved to Florida in 2000 and began working as a teacher at Immokalee Middle School. He taught and coached in Immokalee for 6 years and then switched to Lexington Middle School, in Lee County. During that time, he  obtained a Master of Education degree from Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2008, He started working at Cypress Lake High School as an Assistant Principal and has been working here ever since. He truly loves being at CLHS!!

Brandon Hendrick

Assistant Principal

Brandon Hendrick moved to Southwest Florida in 2006 from Michigan where he still has family today. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Central Michigan University in 2005. He has his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University. He brings a variety of teaching experiences through several schools in Lee County. Brandon is excited to work in the Student Services Office at Cypress Lake High School.

Gladys Rodriguez

Student Services Secretary


Gladys Rodriguez is a proud graduate of Cypress Lake High School, class of 1982. She has been married going on 35 years this November 2015. She has been blessed to raise 3 wonderful children, Fundador, Carlos, and Sophia, who also graduated from Cypress Lake High, class of 1999, 2001, and 2003. Mrs. Rodriguez is a true Floridian, born and raised here in Fort Myers, just down the road. She comes from a family of nine siblings and my widowed Mom, her rock.  She came to work at Cypress High in 1999 as an ESE Assistant. Prior to that she was an ESOL Assistant at Spring Creek Elementary and Orange River Elementary. While working in the ESE Department, she was asked to work in Student Services as the Secretary. Mrs. Rodriguez loves working at Cypress Lake High and working alongside all the wonderful students and staff. There’s no place she’d rather be.

Lori Ceilley

Behavior Specialist

Ms. Ceilley provides many of our students the consistency they need when transitioning from middle to high school.  She provides support to staff regarding modifications, accommodations, instructional, and behavioral techniques to ensure success for those students with ESE services.   She also works directly with students and provides guidance, along with strategies to promote their academic success and social well-being. Her door is always open.

Robin Pitura

School Social Worker

Robin Pitura is Cypress Alumni. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor in Psychology and Masters in Social Work. She began working in Lee County after her internship in 1986.  It is her 29th year with the district. She’s been a School Social Worker her whole career.  Ms. Pitura has been voted Lee County School Social Worker of the year 1994-1995 and again 2004-2005. In 2007 she was voted The State of Florida School Social Worker of the Year.  She has been married for 23 years and loves to walk her Boxer and go shopping..!!!