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New Fairfield High Principal Retiring After 22 Years On The Job

New Fairfield High School Principal Mariana Coelho announced she will retire.
New Fairfield High School Principal Mariana Coelho announced she will retire. Photo Credit: nfhs.newfairfieldschools.org

NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- After a 22-year run at New Fairfield High School, principal Mariana Coelho will retire at the end of the school year, The News-Times said.

Coelho gave a "heartfelt speech" at a school board meeting, where she got a standing ovation, according to the article.

The Southbury resident said it was a difficult decision to "leave her students."

“I hope that they look back and realize I wanted the best for them,” Coelho she reportedly said, according to the newspaper.

Colho first worked at the high school in 1982 as a business teachers. She left to work at Aetna and a medical practice for 11 years, then returned the article says.

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