Tina Dionisio

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Tina Dionisio

Principal

I was born in Medina, Ohio but I my family moved down here when I was in Kindergarten so I grew up right here in Charlotte County. I went to Peace River Elementary, Port Charlotte Junior High and Port Charlotte High School. I went to college at Florida State University and came back here to teach. I taught mostly Math for 13 years before moving over into Administration and have been the principal here since 2014. I have two wonderful children that went through Charlotte County Public Schools and then on to college. I love working here at Punta Gorda Middle because it is exciting and different every day.

Dr. Scott Nicklas

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Dr. Scott Nicklas

Dr. Nicklas is originally from Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania. He moved to Charlotte County in 2004. Dr. Nicklas is a graduate of Penn State University, where he competed on the Track team as a jumper and sprinter. There, he received a Bachelor’s degree in History. He also attended Edinboro University where he received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Dr. Nicklas received a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. He began his career with Charlotte County Public Schools as a History teacher at Lemon Bay High School. There, he was also the Head Track and Field Cross Country Coach. He also became a Guidance Counselor, Dean, and an Assistant Principal while at Port Charlotte High School. Dr. Nicklas joined our Eagle staff in 2014 and very much enjoys working with our staff and students. At PGMS, Dr. Nicklas heads the Special Education, Athletics, and Facilities areas. He is also the Athletic Director. Dr. Nicklas’ wife, Summer, is an 8th grade language arts teacher at PGMS and graduate of Charlotte High School. They have six children, Kendall, Kaylie, Kaitlyn, Brendan, Luke, and Easton. All six children are proud Charlotte High Graduates or are still attending Charlotte County Public Schools. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending his children’s sporting events, wood working, watching Penn State and Ole Miss football, and completing other home DIY projects. Go Eagles!

 Dr. Michael Davey

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Dr. Michael Davey

Asst. Principal

I earned my Ph.D. in American Literature from Ohio State University in 1998 and my first career was as a tenured academic, teaching and doing administrative work at the university level through 2015.  Following the birth of my first child, Adelise, my wife and I decided to move closer to both of our families in SW Florida.  I worked at Charlotte High from 2015-2018 teaching senior English and D.E. humanities classes. I have been assistant principal at PGM since 2018.  When I am not working, I fish, cook, play guitar and head to the beach. 

 

 Allison Portwood

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Allison Portwood

Asst. Principal

 

In 1998, I moved from Vermont to Charlotte County and began attending Port Charlotte High School. After finishing high school, I completed my Bachelor of Science degree at Florida Atlantic University. I began my teaching career teaching middle school science in Tampa, Florida. However, as a proud graduate of Charlotte County Public Schools, I could not resist returning to the area, and I came back in 2006 to teach science at Port Charlotte High School. After teaching for several years, I entered graduate school to complete my M.Ed. in educational leadership. In 2012, I became an administrator at Port Charlotte High School. Following the birth of my daughter in 2018, I decided to transfer to Punta Gorda Middle, and I am so excited to be a member of the Eagle family.