Board of Directors

Get to know the Board of Directors for Gulf Coast Charter Academy South:
Mark McCabe




Mark has been a resident of Naples since 1982 and graduated from Lely High School in 1984. He earned his Degree from Florida Atlantic University in 1988 and works in the banking and lending industry. He is currently employed by Summit Mortgage as the Senior Loan Officer. Mark has been married to Gina for 15 years. They have three young children, Ryan, Sean, and Mary Claire.



Mark started his volunteer work in the educational arena as a SAC committee member of his children’s elementary school in 2005. He went on to serve on a number of Collier County School District Board sub-committees from 2009 through 2013. In addition, he has been a Board Member of three charter schools in Lee County since 2010, Bonita Springs Preparatory Fitness Academy, Ft. Myers Preparatory Fitness Academy, and Cape Coral Preparatory Fitness Academy. In September of 2013, Mark joined the Board of Directors and is currently serving as the Board President.  

Helen Deitriech

Vice President



Mrs. Deitriech is a real estate broker managing the operations of a successful real estate business.  The scope of her responsibilities include research, project planning, transaction coordination, advertising, computer technology integration, rental management and customer service.  Mrs. Deitriech, is also the Vice President and Co-Founder of, Inc., an all-inclusive, interactive social community offering beach related goods and services.  With a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Factors Engineering and Psychology, she worked in both research & design, and applied engineering.  Mrs. Deitriech is a founding board member of Gulf Coast Charter Academy South.  




​Adaer Carreno Lopez


Adaer earned his Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in (Spanish and English as a Second Language) from the University of Holguin in Cuba and began his teaching career in 1985. He has spent 26 years in the field of education as a teacher and worked his way up to Asst. Superintendent for the Jobabo Municipality’s Board of Education. In 2004, he arrived in the United States and continued his teaching career as a Spanish teacher at Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences for six years. Moreover, during that time, he translated SSA+S' school documents into Spanish for the Hispanic population. Adaer left SSA+S, and transferred to IMG Academies, in Bradenton, where he effectively teaches ELL students. He became a citizen of the U.S. in 2010! In this part of the U.S. his experience and knowledge of the Spanish language and his understanding of the Spanish Culture will assist GCCAS in effectively communicating with the ELL population of Collier County.



Danielle Grim - GCCAS Parent Liason


215 Airport-Pulling Rd. N.
Naples, FL  34104
Ph: 239-784-1539

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​​​​Gulf Coast Charter Academy South     
215 Airport-Pulling Road North
Naples, FL 34104

Phone:  239-784-1539
Fax:  239-263-4443

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