J.D. Lambert retires from Central High School

Susan EspirituFountain City, Our Town Neighbors

When a favorite principal retires, it feels like the end of an era. The person has not only been a leader, mentor and friend to students, and co-staff members, but also has set the tone for a positive and supportive environment in the community.

J.D. Lambert

J.D. Lambert has earned this distinction in his 16 years at Central High School, first as teacher and coach then following as assistant principal combined with athletic director duties.

If you have been wise enough to follow his social media during his service as an administrator, you would see beautiful morning sunrises posted as he settled into campus on different days of the week or you could read endless newspaper posts recounting Central’s history. As a former Bobcat, it is fun to read and recognize names from the storied past.

For J.D., as he moves on in life to a new chapter, he says “Eternal thanks for the love, support and friendship. It was an honor to serve the ‘BOBCAT FAMILY.’ Central is a special place because of the people. This community has given so much to Central and its students. I have taken much more than I ever could give back.”

I will keep following this very dedicated individual because no matter what the next chapter holds for J.D. Lambert, it will be a blessing for whoever is involved.

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