I am thankful to all the students and staff of the “Great” Ben L. Smith HS. I cannot fully express in words the depths of my appreciation for every person I have encountered during the past 6 years. My departure from Smith HS is bitter sweet. Although I am excited about the opportunities ahead, I will truly miss the talented, dedicated students, teachers, staff and administrators in this building.
To the Teachers and Staff, I am truly thankful for the hard work and commitment you show every day. You all dedicate so much of your lives to this noble profession and relentlessly push and challenge the students to find their individual genius. We have shared the laughs. We have pushed through the trials and celebrated the triumphs. Continue to do what is best for students. You are all amazing!
To the students, to have served as your Principal has been an honor. Thank you for the memories. They will last a lifetime. I encourage each of you to do your best, follow the rules, show respect, act with integrity, reach for the highest and remember our motto—“No Excuses!”
Although I will no longer be physically with you at the “Great” Ben L. Smith HS, I will ALWAYS be a part of this community – this family. If anyone ever needs me, to help in any way possible, I am only a phone call or text or email away. Although the future is uncertain, it is undoubtedly bright, and I wish you all well in every possible endeavor.