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Kyle Shaw to Serve as Neil Cummins Interim Principal for 2021-22


Kyle Shaw to Serve as Neil Cummins Interim Principal for 2021-22


Dear LCMSD Community,

We are excited to share that Mr. Kyle Shaw was approved by the Board of Trustees on June 2, 2021 as the Interim Principal of Neil Cummins for 2021-22. Over the past two months we conducted an exhaustive search for the next principal of Neil Cummins and ultimately decided to look within for an interim. The LCMSD leadership team and Neil Cummins interview team worked collaboratively to identify an aspiring principal who had the skillset to keep Neil Cummins moving forward on its pathway of success. Dr. Geithman commented, “Mr. Shaw actively participated in LCMSD’s Leaders from Within program, where our goal is to grow and support LCMSD staff into new leadership roles.” He was promoted last fall to the Assistant Principal of Hall (80%) and Neil Cummins (20%) where he played a critical role in LCMSD’s return to in-person instruction that has served as a model for many schools far and wide. Mr. Shaw has formed strong relationships with LCMSD colleagues, students, and families during his seven years as Neil Cummins School Counselor and just shy of a year as Assistant Principal. He has been an invaluable asset to our district, and we look forward to all that he has to offer in this new position.

Daniel Norbutas, Senior Director of Educational Services and Technology shared, “Kyle’s work is firmly grounded in his compassion for students. He cares deeply about each and every student at his school and strives to ensure that they feel safe, connected, and challenged.” Kyle Shaw expressed his enthusiasm, “I am honored to serve as the Interim Principal of Neil Cummins Elementary for the 2021-2022 school year. I am overjoyed to be rejoining Neil Cummins full time to lead and support students, staff and our community after a long journey through this challenging pandemic filled year and half. Dr. Elliot has accomplished so much in her time at Neil Cummins and I am excited to begin the transition process.”

Mr. Shaw will work closely with Dr. Elliot and the Neil Cummins staff to make this a successful transition. In the spring of 2022, the Neil Cummins principalship will be flown. We are excited to welcome Mr. Shaw as the Interim Principal of this incredible school community. 


Dr. Brett Geithman