I am honored to be the principal at Villas Elementary School.

I taught for 11 years before becoming an administrator. Before becoming principal, I was assistant principal for 8 years (2 years at Three Oaks Elementary and 6 years at Tanglewood Elementary).

My wife and I are the proud parents of three boys and a daughter.

At Villas we strive to educate each and every child to have P.R.I.D.E. in and out of the classroom. P.R.I.D.E. stands for: Positivity RespectIntegrity Determination Excellence

We WELCOME you as an integral part of your child’s success at school. Listening to your child read, helping with homework, volunteering your time and talents, and being an encourager are some of the ways you can help us to make a difference at Villas Elementary.

We are a phone call away: 239-936-3776.

Shane E. Musich


My name is Melissa Booth and I am proud to be your Assistant Principal. This is my second year at Villas Elementary and my sixth year as an administrator in the School District of Lee County. Previously, I served as an Assistant Principal at Caloosa Middle School in Cape Coral. Prior to becoming an administrator, I taught at both Lehigh Senior High School and North Fort Myers High School.

I was born and raised in Massachusetts and earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Performance and Secondary Education at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. I completed my Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction at Saint Xavier University and my Specialist’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University.

My husband, Matt, and I live in Fort Myers. We have a son, Ian, who currently attends Pre-K4 at Canterbury School where Matt works as the Director of Strength and Conditioning. 

I have a passion for instructional leadership, professional development, and student achievement. I am excited to show my Villas P.R.I.D.E. and look forward to working together to help our students achieve success!

Melissa Booth
Assistant Principal

Melissa Booth