Welcome Back 7th Grade Mavericks!
I am Kelly Smyth, the Dean of Students in 7th Grade here at Smart's Mill Middle School! I am beginning my 17th year in Loudoun County Public Schools, as first a teacher, then department chair and now Dean of Students for 7th grade. I have spent my 17 years as an educator here at Smart's Mill and am extremely invested our growth as a school and community. I hold a teaching license in K-12 Special Education (ED, SLD, Aut) with endorsements in English, Math, Science and History. I earned my Master of Education Degree in Administration and Supervision through Regent University of Virginia. I believe in being a lifelong learner, educating and affirming all students, and am continually engaging in professional development to expand my knowledge of education and particularly, education at the middle level.
When I'm not at school, you can find me in Western Loudoun, where I live with my husband, 7-year-old daughter, Ava, my 3 bonus daughters, Morgan, Ashton and Sydney and our dog. I love watching baseball (Go Yankees) and reading! We love being active and exploring new parks and hiking spots! You will frequently see Ava here with me for after-school events!
I am passionate about students and their development, especially through these critical middle school years. I believe in the education of the whole child, academically, emotionally and socially. I believe in creating lifelong learners, critical thinkers, fostering creative minds, teaching collaboration and empowering all students to make meaningful contributions to the world.
Please feel free to reach out via email or phone anytime.
I look forward to an exciting year of growth, change and development!