Lisa Nemeth takes on principalship at LHS

New Principle Lisa Nemeth working in her office.

New Principle Lisa Nemeth working in her office.

Lindsey Paradis, A & E Editor

The position as principal of Ludlow High School has been filled by Mrs. Lisa Nemeth. Nemeth was offered the job on July 8, and she officially started her new job as principal on July 22. She replaces Gina Flanagan who left after one year to become the principal of East Longmeadow High School.

Nemeth’s qualifications include being a department supervisor for 12 years at Chicopee High School, followed by being Chicopee High School’s vice principal for four years.

“I heard the teachers and students [at Ludlow]  were outstanding, and the school itself was very close-knit and energetic,” she said.

Nemeth is already accustomed with the basics of LHS.

“Chicopee [High School] and Ludlow [High School] are very similar; seven periods per day, same number of teachers and students, [and] the bell schedule is the same,” she said.

Nemeth has some ideas for change at LHS and hopes they will be met with positivity.

“I’d like to see more electives for students in all subjects. I’d like to have more money so everyone can increase the use of technology in the classroom,” Nemeth said.

Nemeth herself is part of the Ludlow community. She lives in Ludlow, and has two daughters in the Ludlow school system.

There has been so much change in the Ludlow school system with a new superintendent, new principal, and many new teachers, and Nemeth believes that “new visions, new directions, and a fresh start is a good thing….We’re excited, we’re passionate, and we feel like we’re on a journey together.”