Cornelia retires after 18 years at LHS


Cornelia has been teaching for 33 years, 18 of them at LHS. He teaches classes including Math 147, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calculus. He also taught Business in the past.
Bengals Purr: What made you want to be a teacher?
David Cornelia: I had some very good teachers and coaches growing up and that’s what I wanted to do.
BP: What’sports have you coached at LHS?
DC: I coached track for 11 years, I coached basketball for 28 years, and I coached football for 27 years.
BP: What has been your favorite class to teach?
DC: Math 147.
BP: What has been your favorite part of teaching at LHS?
DC: Just relationships with kids– great kids we have here.
BP: What is your favorite memory at LHS?
DC: I have a lot of them, but probably coaching the state basketball championship in 2009. As far as assemblies, getting an L waxed on my chest in 2006 was pretty memorable.
BP: Where was your favorite place to teach (old or new building)?
DC: I liked the old building because my old classroom was layered like a college level classroom and I was right next to the gym so it was easy to coach.
BP: What are your plans after retirement?
DC: Whatever I want to do. I’m going to remodel my house a little bit and do some other things.