About BRITTANY SHAMMAS
BiographyBrittany Shammas comes to Naples fresh from a Pulliam Fellowship with the Indianapolis Star, writing enterprise and business stories for the paper. She’s been a reporting intern with the Grand Rapids Press and the Gazette in Colorado Springs as well. A Michigan State grad, she was the managing editor of the State News, the university's paper, where she managed a staff of 60 and, during her tenure, the paper earned a second place in their region as Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper by the Society of Professional Journalists for 2010.
Mission accomplished? Parkside principal says not yet, but school has made progress
Published 06/08/2013 at 5 p.m.
The improvements at Parkside Elementary are enough to make Tamie Stewart, named principal last summer, optimistic about the future. Find out the secret of their success.
Carroll will not seek re-election to Collier School Board
Published 06/07/2013 at 5:13 a.m.
Fall 2014 marks 12 years that Pat Carroll has sat as a member of the Collier County School Board. It will also mark the end of her time in the role.
Lee School Board to begin superintendent search in October; some question whether it will happen at all
Published 06/04/2013 at 10:44 p.m.
The Lee County School Board plans to launch the search process for a new superintendent in October. That is a compromise between the five board members, who were split Tuesday on whether to seek search firms immediately or to wait ...
Sacrifices worth the reward for Seacrest graduate, tuba player
Published 05/31/2013 at 9:30 p.m.
Keith Alcius showed up at the doors of the private Seacrest County Day School soon before classes started last summer, determined to spend his senior year there.
Lorenzo Walker graduate finds dream within reach
Published 05/30/2013 at 5:17 a.m.
Until a couple of weeks ago, high school valedictorian Roxana De La Luz wondered whether her dream of going to college was even possible.
Lee superintendent search to move forward
Published 05/29/2013 at 8:02 p.m.
The national search for a new Lee County School District superintendent is still on, School Board Chairwoman Mary Fischer said Wednesday.
Lee County chooses Naples High Principal Nancy Graham as next superintendent
Published 05/28/2013 at 9:36 p.m.
Naples High School Principal Nancy Graham is the next superintendent of the Lee County School District. Whether she'll have the job on a permanent basis or be replaced after a national search, however, has yet to be determined.
Lee school board agrees to hire Naples High's Graham as superintendent on 'flexible contract'
Updated 05/28/2013 at 1:59 p.m.
Lee County School Board members plan to appoint a new superintendent on a flexible contract while they conduct a national search for a permanent leader.
Hodges adds armed deputies to campuses; school districts continue push to supplement security
Published 05/25/2013 at 5 a.m.
Nearly six months after the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, security remains a hot topic in local school systems. What are local colleges and school districts doing to protect their students?
Superintendent Burke highlights Lee schools, students during last speech before retirement
Published 05/24/2013 at 9:16 p.m.
"We have a fantastic school system, and we're poised to take it to the next level," Burke told the audience at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, predicting the district could become No. 1 in the state.
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