SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- Longtime Yorktown educator Lorrie Yurish will be stepping down as principal of Lakeland High School by the end of this month, according to a report by Yorktown News.
Yurish, who has been with the school district for more than 20 years, said her love of its students, the school, and the community makes her decision to retire a tough one, but she is looking forward to spending time with family and friends, the Yorktown News reported.
According to a previous story in the Daily Voice, Yurish had previously been an assistant principal at the school since 2007 and had been an elementary school assistant principal and the district's director of grants and testing.
Beginning in Lakeland as a teacher's aide, Yurish eventually taught both the third and fifth grades Lincoln-Titus Elementary School.
She graduated from SUNY-Cortland with a bachelor's degree in early secondary education and went to Western Connecticut University where she earned her master's degree in curriculum.
Replacing Yurish will be Christopher Cummings, who is now assistant principal at Walter Panas High School, also in the Lakeland School District.
He starts on March 1, the Yorktown News story said.
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