April 11, 2017

Babcock charter school hires Oasis principal

By: Vicki Parsons - IT


The News-Press Published 11:02 a.m. ET April 8, 2017 | Updated 9:52 p.m. ET April 8, 2017

The Babcock Neighborhood School has hired its first principal.

Shannon Treece, who is the principal at Oasis High School in Cape Coral, has been picked for the K-through-8 charter’s top job. She was selected from  more than 164 applicants.

The school is being built in Babcock Ranch, a blended residential and business development gaining traction just north of the Lee County and Charlotte County line, near State Road 31.

The campus will offer a project-based curriculum and be labeled as “greenSTEAM” — a tribute to the solar eco-city it will call home and the rise of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics programs.

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“We felt it was critical to find someone with experience in starting a new school, and who shared our passion for place-based, project-based learning,” said Christy Noe, the president and CEO of Collaborative Educational Network that is helping open the site. “Shannon has proven herself over and over again as a teacher and principal, inspiring students and staff to achieve their full potential. Her energy is infectious and we look forward to her leadership.”

that, she worked in administrator roles in her home state of Kentucky beginning in 2004.

Shannon Treece has been picked to be the first principal at Babcock Neighborhood School. She is currently the principal at Oasis High School in Cape Coral. 

“This school is going to be something special and I am humbled that I was chosen to take the helm and support teachers and students in this exciting endeavor,” Treece said.