LHS Principal Natalie Cohen to Retire June 30
An educator for more than 30 years, Cohen has served as Lexington High's principal since 2008.
Lexington High School Principal Natalie Cohen has announced her intentions to graduate into retirement at the end of the school year.
In a Jan. 9 letter to the school and community, Cohen, the LHS principal since 2008, said she is grateful to have had the opportunity to work “among the most committed students and teachers” she’s encountered in her more than 30 years as an educator.
Cohen wrote that the decision to retire has been a difficult, but one she is making together with her husband and they hope to spend more time with family.
“Over the course of the next six months I look forward to talking with you in person and thanking you for some of most profound experiences I could ever have imagined,” Cohen wrote. “I won’t say goodbye yet; we have plenty of time for that. Instead I’ll simply say how proud and happy I am to have served as the principal of Lexington High School. Thank you for your support, your friendship, your energy, and your good company.”
Superintendent of Schools Paul Ash this morning confirmed Cohen’s retirement announcement and said he will comment on the replacement process sometime next week. In the meantime, he did share some kind words about Cohen in an email to Patch.
“Mrs. Cohen has been an outstanding principal and many, many people will miss her humor, good nature, and educational leadership,” Ash wrote. “She strongly advocated for all students and faculty members, provided leadership to an outstanding faculty, and did a lot to create a more collaborative and inclusive culture.”