Meet Your Administrators

Principal David Howdyshell

Mr. Howdyshell was born and raised in Jackson, MI. He moved to Ohio to go to Cedarville University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Math and English Language Arts. He taught 5th grade for 3 years in Ohio before moving to Lee County, Florida in 2011. Here, he started teaching math at Oak Hammock Middle School. He served as a math teacher, teacher leader, and soccer coach throughout his 5 years at Oak Hammock. In 2016, he moved to Estero High School where he served as a math teacher for 1 year and as an assistant principal for 5 years. This year is his first year as a principal. 

Mr. Howdyshell has a wife and four children who all work or go to school in Lee County. He enjoys camping, hiking, and biking with the family. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, playing soccer, and cheering for The Ohio State University. At school, his passion is for seeing students take ownership of their learning and overcome difficult situations and tasks that they never thought they could. Mr. Howdyshell is very excited to be back at The Oak and looks forward to working with our staff, students, and families. 

Assistant Principal Carl Falk

Mr. Falk was born and raised in the Chicago, IL area.  He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's Degree in English & U.S. History.  After earning his Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University, Mr. Falk moved to Fort Myers to begin a career in education.  He taught in the classroom for 15 years, spending the last 12 at Dunbar High School. Mr. Falk served as the AVID Coordinator as well as teaching IB-History of the Americas, U.S. History, and AVID I & III.  He has taught English at the 7th Grade Level as well 9-12th Grade in High School. 

Mr. Falk furthered his educational background by earning his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University.  Outside of education, he loves spending time with his family, watching sports (Go Blue! and Roll Tide!), coaching, and reading.  He is excited to have joined the Oak Hammock Osprey family and looks to continue to make positive connections with the students and staff.   


Assistant Principal Ryan Jackson

  Mr. Jackson was born in Indiana but has called Cape Coral home since 1988, graduating from Mariner High School in 1994.  Baseball scholarships led him to Edison Community College and then Florida Tech where he earned a degree in Business Administration in 1998.  After graduation he began an eight year career in retail.   Mr. Jackson comes from a family of educators and always wanted to pursue a teaching career.  In March of 2007, he made the career change and joined Diplomat Middle School teaching 8th Grade ELA.  He switched to Ida Baker High School and spent the next six years teaching 9th grade in the Career and Tech department and two years teaching AP World History.  He also served as the Head Varsity Baseball coach from 2009-2012.  During his time as a teacher, Mr. Jackson completed his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership at Arkansas State University.  This is Mr. Jackson's 8th year as an administrator, spending five years at Diplomat Middle and the last two years at Hancock Creek Elementary.  Outside of education, Mr. Jackson loves spending time with his wife of 21 years, coaching his two sons in basketball (ages 14 and 9), and spending time with his family traveling to the Smokey Mountains, visiting Disney World and the beach.   Mr. Jackson is so excited to join the OHMS Family! 


Assistant Principal Dennis Quisenberry

Mr. Quisenberry was born in Gainesville, Florida and has lived in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Michigan, and Alabama. He attended the University of Florida where he earned a bachelor’s in Public Relations. He also earned two graduate degrees from Argosy University. He started teaching in Alachua County, and has been in Lee County Schools for the last 18 years. After serving as dean of discipline for 2 years, this year is his first as assistant principal. 

Mr. Q enjoys building relationships with students and families while watching students grow as scholars and citizens. His favorite part of the day is visiting classrooms to observe learning first hand. When he is not in school, he enjoys sports, cooking, traveling, and watching movies with his kids. Mr. Q is looking forward to another great year at the Oak!


Assistant Principal Dr. Susan Macchia

Dr. Susan Macchia was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and came to Florida in 2010.   Dr. Macchia graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning and then graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Educational Leadership.  Her professional goals consist of helping all students achieve success as they progress to graduation.  Dr. Macchia began her teaching career in the 5th grade classroom and then taught English Language Arts and Reading through high school. 

The best experience comes from sharing joy with students as they achieve their dreams.  “Every Journey Has A Great Story.”  When our students tell their story, may their stories include some great memories of their accomplishments at Oak Hammock Middle School!


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