The year 2021 marks the 36th year for The Cottage School. In addition to this milestone, 2021 celebrates Laura Finnell the High School Principal’s 30th year with The Cottage School.

Laura joined TCS as a high school English teacher back in 1991. She remained in the English department until 1999, at which time she transitioned into the counseling department, working as the Vocational Counselor, a few years later, she moved to Assistant Principal. In 2006, she was promoted to her current role as High School Principal. During her 30 year tenure, Laura has taught, mentored, guided and graduated countless students who continue to stay in touch and be a part of the TCS family even after graduation.

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn. 

Thank you for believing in so many tomorrows of our students. The Cottage School is fortunate to have your dedication and passion for the past 30 years. To honor this milestone, TCS will dedicate a bench in her honor. The bench, located on the high school end of campus, will be surrounded by flowers, “Finnell’s Flowers”, representing students past and present.