• AP Smith
    Mrs. Smith is an experienced and dedicated educator who brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to her role as Assistant Principal at Benteen Elementary School. With a steadfast dedication to the field of education spanning over 15 years, Mrs. Smith stands as a pillar of experience and expertise in shaping young minds and enriching the educational landscape. An Atlanta native, and APS Alumnus of Booker T. Washington High School, Mrs. Smith believes that education is not only about imparting knowledge but also about fostering critical thinking, creativity, and a lifelong love for learning.
    Throughout her distinguished career, Mrs. Smith has been a tireless advocate for quality education and student development. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University, and a Master's degree in Reading Instruction from the University of West Georgia, she embarked on her journey as an educator with a deep passion for empowering students to reach their full potential. Mrs. Smith also holds a certificate in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia, ensuring that her leadership is rooted in the latest educational research and best practices.
    In her role as Assistant Principal, Mrs. Smith will play a pivotal role in supporting the school's mission to empower students to reach their full potential. She will collaborate closely with the school's principal, teachers, staff, and parents to create a dynamic and inclusive learning environment where every child can thrive. Mrs. Smith is known for her strong communication skills, both with students and parents, and she is committed to building strong relationships within the school community. She is a firm believer in the importance of fostering a positive school culture where students are motivated to learn and grow.
    As a dedicated advocate for student success and a lifelong learner herself, Mrs. Smith is deeply involved in curriculum development, teaching professional learning, and the implementation of innovative teaching strategies. She also takes a proactive approach to addressing any challenges that may arise, always seeking solutions that prioritize the well-being and education of students.
    Outside of her professional life, Mrs. Smith is a wife, mother of two children, ages 10 and 13, and an active member of the Atlanta community. She strongly believes in giving back through volunteer work and community engagement. Her holistic approach to education and leadership has earned her the respect and admiration of colleagues, parents, and students alike.
    Mrs. Smith's unwavering commitment to education, her passion for student growth, and her dedication to fostering a positive and equitable learning environment for all students will make her an invaluable member of the Benteen Elementary School community. Her vision for the school aligns with Dr. Lovett's, ensuring that Benteen Elementary continues to be a place where every student can excel, succeed, and BE Brilliant!