Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Chelsea Smith
Principal Chelsea Smith is a native of Greensboro, NC and a product of Guilford County Schools. After completing her undergraduate degree at North Carolina A&T State University she began teaching in the district for many years. After much success as a classroom teacher, Dr. Smith transitioned into the role of school administrator where she continues to be passionate about all students receiving a quality education. Before becoming the principal at Bessemer, she served as assistant principal at Calvin Wiley Elementary School for 3 years and assistant principal at Ben L. Smith High School for 2 years. Dr. Smith was appointed as the new principal of Bessemer Elementary School as of July 1st, 2018 and enjoys serving in the community where she grew up. Dr. Smith holds a Master’s degree in Education, a Post Master’s in School Administration, an Advanced degree (EdS) in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
From Dr. Smith:
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am privileged to begin another school year as your principal. Thank you for the opportunity to serve our students and community. I am extremely excited to have each of you as members of the BOBCAT Family and look forward to working closely with parents, guardians, and friends of Bessemer.
At Bessemer, you can expect that our teachers will challenge your students, teach a curriculum that will be tailored to meet your child’s needs, and provide opportunities to not only build upon your child’s strengths but to support their inquiry of the world around them. I am pleased to have the privilege of working alongside knowledgeable staff who hold high expectations and continue to raise the bar for students and themselves. We will do our best to ensure that each child finds him/herself comfortable, welcomed, respected, challenged appropriately, and most of all, LOVED.
Thank you for your support in the educational development of your child. We look forward to a great year!
Dr. Chelsea Smith