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Lori Mangan

Andie Kephart
Sad smiles. Main principal Lori Mangan will no longer be located in the main office as of 2024. She has decided to retire after her long, hard-working time here.

Most importantly and also very sadly, our head principal Lori Mangan will be leaving the faculty to retire after a total of 27. 5 years at three different schools including Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School, the high school and the junior high.

Believe it or not, principal Mangan was a teacher before she became head of the building! She taught math at the high school when she first started her career. Mangan taught Algebra, Algebra 3, Trigonometry, Geometry and Algebra 2. She taught math for a total of nine years. This was before she stepped up and became principal.

“My favorite thing about being a principal, now, is just the people, kids, teachers, staff, everybody in general and just the interactions that I have with them on a daily basis,” said principal Mangan.

On the other side of things, she expects to spend more time at the Outer Banks in the time ahead of her!

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    McKenna KoeckMay 17, 2024 at 8:22 am

    I never really personally knew principal Mangan, but she seems like a really nice lady. I guess I never knew her because I didn’t have to go to her office at all the entire 3 years of jr. high. I guess that’s a good thing. She worked so hard to become a principal, starting off as a math teacher. Going from a teacher to a principal is a hugh accomplishment. She deserves this retirement, she’s worked so hard her whole life.