Fort Myers Principal Speaks Before Congress About High Tech Programs

Jul 31, 2018

Dunbar High School in Fort Myers is an International Baccalaureate school, meaning its IB Diploma Program is designed to meet the highest standard requirement of any high school in the world. It’s also the Premier STEM IB school for the Lee County School District’s East and South Zones. Dunbar students are able to get advanced technology certifications from companies like Microsoft and Adobe, as well as attend college preparatory biomedical and engineering programs. In short, it’s a cutting edge technology high school. But, it’s also a Title I school, which means it has a high concentration of students who come from families living at or near the poverty line. We’re joined today by Dunbar’s principal, Carl Burnside, who spoke before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce about Dunbar’s technology programs. It was the first time a Lee County School official spoke before Congress about an academic program. We’re sitting down with Principal Burnside to debrief him on his trip to D.C. and get a sense of how things are going at Dunbar High, and how things have changed over his nearly twenty years at the school.