Lauren Wood – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – “Life is full of opportunities, and I’ve learned to just jump in with both feet,” said LRHS assistant principal Mike Mullen.
After 10 years of dedication to LRHS, Mullen is being transferred to Bayshore High School starting next year.
“It is undetermined how long I will be at Bayshore for, but it’s another opportunity to prove myself in my quest to become a principal,” he commented.
Mullen has been an assistant principal for five years. Before that he taught social studies and coached baseball. He has made fond campus memories with students and his own children, who graduate in 2018.
“I’m going to miss the students and the staff the most,” he said. “My kids are going to be seniors and I have a freshman coming in, but it’s part of my professional development to test my abilities at other schools.”
Many students have come to know Mullen during their years at the Ranch. They are supportive of his career.
“Mullen was my favorite dean, and it’s a shame for such a good administrator to leave,” said junior Jonathan Barker. “But if it benefits his career, it is for the best.”
Staff members, including Principal Craig Little, are very grateful for his time spent here at the Ranch.
“We appreciate his many years of dedication to Lakewood Ranch High School; he will be greatly missed,” said Little.
Jeannie Galindo, a transfer from Bayshore to LRHS, will be joining the Mustang family at the beginning of next school year.