Lakewood Ranch High School principal Linda Nesselhauf to retire


Linda Nesselhauf, third from left, Lakewood Ranch High School principal, helps freshmen Justina Gomez-Guadalupe and William Bertsch figure out where their next class might be on the first day of school in 2009. Herald file photo

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.

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