Open vision bar

Mrs. Lori Darnell Named New Principal of Cumberland Trace Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Darnell Named New Principal of Cumberland Trace Elementary School

The Cumberland Trace Elementary Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council is proud to announce Mrs. Lori Darnell as the next principal of Cumberland Trace Elementary School.


Mrs. Darnell has nine years of experience in the Warren County Public Schools district. Since
2016, she has worked at Cumberland Trace Elementary where she currently serves as the
curriculum coordinator. While at Cumberland Trace Elementary, Mrs. Darnell also served as the
ESS coordinator, building assessment coordinator, Professional Learning Community lead and
gifted and talented coordinator. She also taught sixth-grade reading, science and social studies.
Prior to coming to Cumberland Trace Elementary, Mrs. Darnell taught at Lost River Elementary
for three years.

Stated Mr. Rob Clayton, Superintendent of Warren County Public Schools, “Mrs. Darnell’s
familiarity and experience in the Cumberland Trace Elementary school community will serve her
well as she transitions into the lead principal role. Her passion for developing positive
relationships with students and staff is admirable which should build upon the family culture that
currently exists in Cumberland Trace. With Mrs. Darnell's leadership, I am confident that our
students will continue to excel both inside and outside of the classroom.”

After the SBDM Council announced Mrs. Darnell as the next principal, she stated, “I just want to
thank our Site-Based Decision Making Council and Mr. Clayton for entrusting me in becoming
the new principal of Cumberland Trace Elementary. I have been blessed to call this school home
for the past six years, not only as a curriculum coordinator but also as a teacher and parent. I am
so excited to continue to work with the very best staff, parents and community to ensure we help our students to learn as much as they can to be the best they can. I am excited for the future of
our great school.”

Mrs. Darnell received her Rank 1 in Administration (2020), a Master of Arts degree in Teacher
Leadership with an endorsement in Gifted and Talented (2017), and a Bachelor of Science degree
in Elementary Education (2012), all from Western Kentucky University.


She will assume his new responsibilities on July 1, 2022.


Back to School News       Print