Dear Oasis Parents and Staff:

The City of Cape Coral Municipal Charter School System is dedicated to maintaining a strong partnership with all of our stakeholders in an effort to provide the very best education for students. Key to that partnership is open communication. For this reason, I want to make you aware of a change at Oasis Middle School effective immediately.

I have appointed Mr. Donnie Hopper (current Oasis Elementary Principal) to the Oasis Middle School Principal position. Mr. Christopher Fennel (current Assistant Principal at Oasis Elementary) will be named interim principal of Oasis Elementary School for the remainder of the school year. Mr. Fennell will be supported by Mr. Keith Graham in the Assistant Principal role. Mr. Graham will provide experience and support to Mr. Fennell. Mr. Hopper will still provide support and assistance at Oasis Elementary as needed.

I want to assure parents that the rationale for this move does not involve any impropriety of any sort, any particular incident, event, or safety concern that requires investigation.

I would like to assure you that this was not a quick reactive move. Instead it was a thought out deliberative move done for a variety of reasons. I want to thank Mr. Keith Graham for his willingness to assist Oasis Elementary and his professionalism and dedication to our system is appreciated. Our staff and students will remain my primary focus as I work to ensure that they receive a world-class education in a positive and caring learning environment.

If you have any further questions please either call me at 239-424-6100 Ext. 447 or you can e-mail me at

Nelson Stephenson