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Friday, February 27, 2015
Robertson County, Middle Tenn.
Brand New School In Robertson County Assigned First Principal
Robertson County Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Ann Smith as the principal of Crestview Elementary School.
Smith will assume her new responsibilities on Monday, March 23, after Spring Break. At that time, she’ll begin the initial process of putting together the team of educators and support staff that will be required for the August opening of the 2015-2016 school year.
Smith brings years of experience, training, and innovation to this new position.
After graduating from Tennessee Technological University in 1991, Smith, a 23-year education veteran began her career in 1992 as a special education teacher in Maury County. She taught for that district until 1995, when she and husband Bob relocated to Springfield.
Smith’s tenure with Robertson County Schools began in July of 1995, and has continued uninterrupted since then.
Smith taught special education classes at both White House and Coopertown Elementary schools until 2001. After receiving a Masters Degree in Administration she was hired as the assistant principal at Coopertown Elementary School.
In 2005, Smith became the school’s principal and has served in that capacity ever since.
Smith’s 23 years of experience, combined with her extensive curriculum and instructional training, and a background working with pre-K through 8th grade, will prove invaluable in her new position.
“My heart’s always going to be a little purple,” she said, “because Coopertown is close to my heart. I’ve raised my children here and the community is a very special place.”
Looking ahead to her new responsibilities she said, “I’m very excited about the opportunities ahead of me to create a team of educators that will encourage a new generation of students to be leaders. I look forward to Crestview being a place where our district can continue to build on the wonderful things that we’re currently doing.”
Smith revealed a bit of her heart by adding, “I’m eager for the opportunity to bring a new staff together in order to create a genuine spirit of family for our students.” Along with husband Bob, she is typically in the Springfield High School bleachers watching one of their daughters, Katie or Hannah, play basketball or volleyball. As members of Springfield First United Methodist Church, she and her family already enjoy being active members of the Springfield community, and are looking to strengthen and add to that relationship through the bond of the new Crestview school family.
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