Frazier school principal ready to retire

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 14, 2009

NATCHEZ — After 22 years of service to the Natchez-Adams School District, Lorriane Franklin is ready to retire.

Franklin has been the principal of Frazier Primary School for the past six years — she has worked in the education field for more than 30 years.

“I love this job and I love the school,” Franklin said. “But I felt like it was time for a change.”

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Franklin said she decided to retire last year and recently notified the school board of her decision.

While Franklin said she plans to spend some time boating and four-wheeling — she won’t be permanently retired.

Franklin is exploring consulting work with other schools.

“I’ve had some offers,” she said.

Applicants for her job will be interviewed in the coming weeks and the position should be filled by July 1.

“It’s been a roller coaster ride,” she said. “And I’ve loved it.”

The Natchez-Adams School District will also be searching for a principal at Natchez High School.

Principal James Loftin’s contract was not renewed.