Retiring Cornatzer principal honored

Published 5:40 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cornatzer Elementary School has said a sad goodbye to its Principal of the last eight years, Dr. Cinde Rinn.

A reception was held at the school to celebrate her time at Cornatzer and her retirement.

Rinn’s has 26 years in education in North Carolina, 11 with the Davie County School System.

She was a Disney Teacher Honoree, and contributed to a book titled “Revitalizing Curriculum Leadership.” She is an accomplished grant writer and during her time at Cornatzer found funding from federal and local community grants to pay for an autism camp, a science camp and a reading camp.

In 2012 Cornatzer ES was named a Reward School based on academic achievements, one of 120 schools in North Carolina to receive the honor.

Rinn will be joining her husband in retirement, and they look forward to spending time with their two daughters and grandchild.

Rinn will be replaced in July by Catherine Moreland who is serving as the assistant principal at Mt. Ulla Elementary School in Rowan County. Mrs. Moreland earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Appalachian State University and her master of school administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Until Moreland takes up her position at Cornatzer, Candy Poplin, a former principal and assistant school superintendent, will serve as interim principal.