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Principal's Message

Lori Darnell

Lori Darnell

Dear Parents/Guardians,


I am so honored to be the new principal at Cumberland Trace Elementary. I have had the privilege of serving the Cumberland Trace family for the last six years. Together with our wonderful staff, families, and community, I look forward to pursuing another year of excellence. This is my tenth year in education. I graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership and gifted and talented endorsement. I also received my Principal Certification and Rank 1 from Western Kentucky University. I am ecstatic to get to fulfill this dream of mine at Cumberland Trace Elementary. 


Cumberland Trace Elementary is known for high academic achievement and love for our students and community. My goal is to continue to uphold our vision of creating lifelong learners and leaders. I will strive to create a school culture that will encourage your child to reach his or her highest potential. While at school, my goal is that each child feels welcomed, loved, and supported from the moment they step in the door. 


As your new principal, I will stand by our school mission, “Students are learning as much as they can to be the best that they can.” All students at Cumberland Trace are provided with challenging, rigorous, and engaging learning experiences that reach each of their individual needs.  I strongly believe in the importance of communication and look forward to partnering with you in your child’s education. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. It is going to be a great year to be a tiger!!




Lori Darnell 

Principal of Cumberland Trace Elementary 


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