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Gainesville High Principal LaCrisia Larkin to retire
Educator spent 34-year career at the school
LaCrisia Larkin
LaCrisia Larkin

After 34 years in education, Gainesville High School Principal LaCrisia Larkin will retire this year.

Larkin began her career in education in Gainesville City Schools and said it’s been “a wonderful career.”

“I actually started out here in 1982 and all of my teaching experience and administrative experience has been here,” she said. “So it’s been a wonderful journey.”

Larkin said she’s retiring knowing she watched and helped Gainesville High School improve and change over the years. She said she feels the students are achieving on all levels and it’s a good time to move on to something different.

“I have a wonderful family, wonderful grandkids that I’m going to have some time to spend time with, and I’m looking forward to that,” she said.

Larkin’s retirement was announced to media outlets and the public Thursday through a release from the school system.

“We applaud her tremendous 34 year educational career filled with achievements that made a difference in the lives of many students, teachers and community members,” the release stated. “The Big Red Family salutes the outstanding accomplishments Mrs. Larkin has played a role in over the years. Please join us in wishing her the very best in her retirement.”

Kristen Oliver contributed to this report.