Student Services

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!


Important Student Documents

Parking Permit Registration Form


Student Services Staff


Candyce Bond Headshot

Candyce Bond - Assistant Principal Curriculum 

"Once a Panther... Always a Panther!" Candyce Bond is excited to return to her alma mater - Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts. She brings a variety of teaching experiences from schools in Lee County. Candyce earned her Master's in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida. At home, Candyce enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She looks forward to collaborating with the dedicated staff, families, and administrative team to help provide the best educational experience for all students. Candyce feels blessed to be part of the Panther family!




Dana Christopher


Dana Christopher - Assistant Principal 

Dana Christopher is excited to join the Cypress Lake High School family. Dana earned her bachelor's degree in special education from High Point University and later pursued a master's in educational leadership from Arkansas State University. With over 24 years dedicated to education, Dana primarily taught at the high school level and served the last eight years as the testing coordinator at Ida S. Baker High School. Outside her professional life, Dana cherishes spending time with her family which includes her husband, three adult children, and her beloved Goldendoodle. She takes great pride in the academic achievements of her children, two of whom have graduated from universities in Florida, while the youngest is currently pursuing her degree at Florida State University. This family-oriented perspective enriches Dana's approach to work and life, emphasizing growth, dedication, and success.  Dana has had the opportunity to shape the lives of many students and looks forward to sharing her experiences with the students and staff at Cypress Lake High School.




Liam Farrell


Liam Farrell - Assistant Principal

Liam Farrell, a product of Lee County Schools and a 1996 Cypress Lake High School graduate, is thrilled to return to his alma mater. He was raised on Fort Myers Beach and his father, Patrick Farrell, taught history at Cypress for over 20 years. Liam previously served CLHS as the athletic director (2014-2019) and during this time was recognized by his peers as Lee County Athletic Director of the year in 2018. Liam then served as an Assistant Principal at Lehigh Senior High School, overseeing Student Services from 2019 to 2022. Liam received his Bachelor's degree from Belmont Abbey College in Charlotte, North Carolina, and his Master's degree from Appalachian State University. Before joining the Lee County School District, Liam coached college soccer at both the Division I and II levels. Liam and his wife, Dolly, have two children that are both enrolled in Lee County schools.



Adam Kurtz


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. 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!



Gladys Rodriguez


Gladys Rodriguez - Student Services Secretary 

Gladys Rodriguez is a graduate of Cypress Lake High School, class of “82”. She has been working at Cypress Lake High School since 1999. She started out as a paraprofessional in the ESE department and was then promoted to secretary in the Student Services office. She is a proud mom of three Cypress Alumni, Fundador Rodriguez class of '99, Carlos Rodriguez class of '01, and Sophia Rodriguez class of '03. Many of the Rodriguez’s have passed through the Cypress hallways. “Once a Panther, Always a Panther.”  She is looking forward to her grandchildren attending Cypress Lake High School one day.


Lori Ceilley

Lori Weigel 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.



Ajla Zak             

Ajla Zak - Mental Health Counselor

Ajla Zak graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Masters in Social Work in 2013. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2018. She began her career providing individual and group counseling to inmates at a maximum security facility; however, her passion in working with children, youth, and families led her to her current role as a School Social Worker. Ajla is celebrating 21 years of living in the United States and also enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, taking her boys to the beach, and any outdoor activities!


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