Meet the Admin Team

Dr. Michelle Cort-Mora, Principal

Dr. Cort-Mora is the Principal of Island Coast High School.  She is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts from which she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, she also holds an MBA in Finance, a Specialist in School Administration, and a Doctorate in School Administration with a concentration in Statistics.  Dr. Cort-Mora has 24 years of experience in education, serving with distinction as a Teacher, District Administrator, Assistant Principal, and Principal. She enjoys running, fitness, reading, and spending time with her family. Dr. Cort-Mora has two daughters attending schools in the district and is a resident of Cape Coral. 

Cindy Schneider, Assistant Principal

Ms. Cindy Schneider is an Assistant Principal for Curriculum at Island Coast High School. Ms. Schneider received her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She continued her education at SUNY New Paltz, earning graduate degrees in both Social Studies Education and School Administration. Before joining the administrative team at Island Coast she was a teacher, department chairperson, assessment coordinator and Dean of Students in New York and Florida. She prides herself on creating an educational atmosphere that is grounded in positive relationship building with both students and staff. In her free time Ms. Schneider enjoys spending time with her family on the water, boating, fishing and exploring new areas. 

Michael Auer, Assistant Principal

Mr. Auer serves as Assistant Principal for Island Coast High School in Cape Coral, Florida. A graduate of Ball State University, Mr. Auer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in history and worked in the Lee County School District for more than 10 years as a Social Studies teacher before earning his Master of Education degree in educational leadership from the American College of Education. His experience includes working at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as working in the professional development department for the School District of Lee County.  In 2016, Mr. Auer was named Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the Lee County School District. Mr. Auer and his wife have lived in Fort Myers for the past 16 years, and enjoy exploring the area by boat with their three dogs. 

Courtney Thomas, Assistant Principal

Mr. Courtney Thomas is extremely excited and honored to join the Island Coast High School family as an assistant principal. Since joining Lee County School District, he served in both middle and high school as teacher of Business Education, STEM, Science and Dean of student discipline. Mr. Thomas educational journey began in Jamaica where he earned his diploma at University of Technology. He continued to Florida earning a Bachelor of Science degree at Florida International University; Master of Science degree, Nova Southeastern University; Education Specialist degree, Curriculum and Instruction, University of West Florida. Mr. Thomas is a lifelong learner and is enthusiastic about ensuring that students gain the skills necessary to help them achieve their highest potential.  He continues to work in partnership with all stakeholders, including, staff, parents, and community partners to safeguard the success of all students.

Trent Eckhardt, Assistant Principal

Mr. Trent Eckhardt has a Bachelor of Science in History from the University of Wisconsin/Madison and a Masters of Science in Ed Leadership from Nova Southeastern. Prior to working as an assistant principal at ICHS, he has been a teacher, baseball coach, assistant principal, and principal. In his spare time, Mr. Eckhardt enjoys running, swimming, golfing, hanging on the beach. He is also the proud father of his son, Nathan, who is starting at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) this year!



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