Lyndsie Smith, the assistant principal at Granger Elementary School, was named principal of Nance Elementary School at Monday night’s school board meeting. Smith will begin transitioning to her new role this week, working alongside Principal Penny Bowles who retires at the end of June.
“I am looking forward to this incredible opportunity to serve the Nance community,” Smith says, who describes herself as a servant leader who believes in teams working together to achieve their goals. “I wholeheartedly believe it takes a village and that our schools have to work in partnership with our families to best support our students.”
Smith has a heart for teaching and leading, and she enthusiastically describes the joy of seeing a student succeed.
“The glimmer in a kid's eye when they understand something is the most fulfilling feeling. To see that excitement and fulfillment in a kid is something that we’ll work to achieve every day at Nance Elementary.”