LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Linda Nesselhauf, principal of Lakewood Ranch High School since 2009, is retiring effective June 30.
The announcement was made today on the high school's web page in a story by student journalist Abigail Mendison.
"It's just time for me to retire. I do have some plans and I look forward to a very active retirement," she told the campus newspaper.
Nesselhauf, a veteran of 38 years in education, previously served as assistant principal at Manatee High School.
She replaced long-time principal Mike Wilder, who was named the district's coordinator of school leadership development. Nesselhauf began working in school district as a teacher. Prior to being assistant principal at Manatee High School, she also served as assistant principal at Lakewood Ranch High.
Lakewood Ranch High School has consistently earned an A grade from the Florida Department of Education.