Social Science

US History and Civics



Ms. McGarry

Civics - Grade 7

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Hello! My name is Kristin McGarry and this is my first year at Caloosa Middle School. I teach 6th Grade US History and 6th Grade Global Perspectives. I am also the co-advisor for the Yearbook Club with Mr. Fisikelli. I have grown up in Cape Coral and I am so excited to be teaching here. I love teaching because of the students. Being able to not only teach, but make connections with students is the best job anyone can ask for. I am so blessed to have such an amazing group of students and I cannot wait to see where the rest of the school year has in store. 




Mr. Johnson

Civics - Grade 7

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This is Kaj Johnson and I teach Civics at CMS.  I am completing my 10th year at CMS and 15th as a teaching professional.  Teaching at the middle school level is something I've done for 15 years since I think I can change this age groups' outlook on their future.  In my classroom I incorporate what were are currently learning with American government decision-making and global current events.  This will reinforce the current standards we are learning and creates students who are universal thinkers.



Mr. Crayton

Civics - Grade 7 (Cambridge)

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Hello, I am John Crayton and I currently teach US Civics for 7th graders.  I am A Fort myers native and a product of Lee County Schools. I am a big sports and Music fan. In my free time I enjoy playing guitar, Watching UF football, and spending time with my grandchildren. I  believe a success is built on a foundation of mutual respect. That is the foundation of my classroom expectations... that we are all respectful and responsible. I have been teaching for 15 years and I am really lucky because I have a job that I truly love. I really enjoy the interaction I get to have daily with my students. I love watching them grow not just academically, but as people as well.  I like to have fun in my classes, but the standards are high, but I believe every student can be successful if they put in the work. That is why  I have as my motto for all classes.."If better is possible then good is just not enough!"  I look forward to seeing you soon!



Mr. Turner

US History - Grade 8 and Study Hall

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My name is Mr. Turner. I teach 8th grade US History and Study Hall at Caloosa Middle School. I am a big sports fan and love to go fishing as often as possible. I love having the opportunity to look back through American history and teach my students about our great country. In my classroom, you can expect to learn through a variety of ways and have fun while doing so. I absolutely love teaching here at CMS and look forward to meeting and getting to know each of you! Go Cougars!



Ms. Del Rio

World History - Grade 8

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Hello there! My name is Mrs. Del Rio and this is my 2nd year at Caloosa, I absolutely love all of our teachers and staff but most of all I love our students! I’ve taught History for several years and it is one of my favorite subjects. This year I have the pleasure of working with our 8th graders and teaching them World History.  I’m excited to see what this school year brings us as we march our 8th graders toward High School! Cultivate friendships, make memories and learn cool stuff - have a great school year! 


Mr. Gray

US History - Grade 6

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Greetings, Cougars!  My name is Jeff Gray - this is my second year at Caloosa Middle School, and my first year teaching U.S. History.  I am a career changer, and after a thirty-year career in aviation, I look forward to teaching about our country's exciting history, and how we got to where we are today.  Philosopher George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," so learning about, and from our own history is essential for a successful American future.  I hope to pass along my interest in history to my students, and even have some fun while doing so!  

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