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Boston Latin headmaster to retire
By Tracy Jan, Globe Staff
Cornelia A. Kelley will retire as the leader of Boston Latin School on June 30 after serving as the esteemed institution's first female headmaster.
Kelley announced her plans today to teachers, students, parents, and alumni.
"It's time for the next generation to take over," Kelley said in an interview.
During her nine-year tenure, Kelley oversaw a $32 million renovation that included a new library, dining hall, and visual and performing arts center. Kelley began her career at the school in 1980 as an English teacher, and later went on to teach Latin and Greek, before becoming assistant headmaster in 1987.
A panel of parents, student, faculty, and alumni will be involved in selecting her replacement.
Founded in 1635, Boston Latin is the oldest public school in the United States.