I was very disappointed to learn that Patricia Lingerfelt will not be returning as principal to Somerset Middle School for the next school year.
She embraced our rapidly changing population and celebrated its diversity on a daily basis. She was constantly on the lookout for role models for our students to become fixtures on our campus. Her expertise and knowledge of appropriate curriculum opportunities, particularly for our English-language learners, is unmatched. Her passion for her profession and her love for our students is palpable.
I wish her all the best in her future endeavors. Any schools that have the privilege of her devotion and dedication should embrace it and never let her go.