I am so pleased to be serving the students, parents, and staff of Smart's Mill. We are truly an exceptional learning environment. I have been working with the other administrators and teacher leaders this summer to hone our framework so that we continue to be a dynamic teaching and learning environment.
At Smart's Mill we are dedicated to four core commitments: Instruction; Self-Improvement; Community; and People. It is these commitments that guide us in everything that we do so that our students are constantly engaged and challenged, our staff is continually growing as professionals, and our parents and community know that the learning environment at Smart's is nothing short of exceptional.
The students, staff, administration, and parents are all welcome to provide input as we build upon that framework to create greater communication, greater collaboration, and greater rigor in an environment that is developmentally responsive, challenging, empowering, and equitable.
I came to Smart’s Mill in the spring of 2011 from Sterling Middle School where I was one of the two assistant principals. Before that, I was a dean at Belmont Ridge Middle School, and I started my career in Loudoun teaching at Seneca Ridge Middle School where I primarily taught Civics and History. In total, I have fifteen years of experience either in the classroom or as an administrator, all of which has been in middle school. I have earned degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice, and originally aspired to be a lawyer or work in the criminal justice field. However, I married a teacher and she was the catalyst that started me down the road to a becoming an educator. I received my Master’s in Middle Level education from James Madison University and began my teaching career immediately after graduation. While teaching I began coursework on my second Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision. I truly love being in education, and especially education at the middle school.
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