This morning Lorain High School Principal Pat Coleman met with his staff to inform them this was his last year as principal of the school. Coleman joined Lorain High in May 2020, and also served the school as assistant principal 2016-2018. You can read his 2020 introduction to the district here.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done, and I am excited to see where the next leader of Lorain High School can take things," Coleman shared. "Nothing is more important to me than my family and our collective health. While the decision to step down was a difficult one, in my mind it's never wrong to do the right thing. This is the right thing at the right time for myself and my family."

Pat Coleman led Lorain High School through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic which included transitioning its students and staff through remote learning, hybrid learning, and the return to in-person instruction.

"To say we couldn’t have done it without him is no understatement," continued Graham. "He created an environment of respect for our students and staff right when it was needed most. He’s kept the focus on listening to those we serve and responding appropriately, all while making it clear that our priority during such challenges times must be on taking care of one another. He’s an extraordinary educator and human being. He will be missed.”

Lorain City Schools will begin their search for a new lead principal at the school right away, and asks for patience while they vet candidates to ensure the right fit for the school moving forward.

Interested candidates are encouraged to review the district's "We Believe" strategic plan before applying. Qualified educators with a passion for equity, trauma-informed practices and academic rigor are encouraged to apply once the position is posted.


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