Griffith Elementary School News
We are excited to welcome Mrs. Stephanie Smith as our principal at Griffith Elementary School.
Stephanie Powell Smith grew up in Whitwell, Tennessee, and graduated from Whitwell High School in 1992. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (English) from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership, along with a Specialist in Education degree in Educational Leadership from Tennessee Technological University. She and her husband, Nathan, have two children. Mrs. Smith has extensive leadership and educational experience. Some of these experiences include classroom teacher in both public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. Outside the classroom, Mrs. Smith served as an RTI Coordinator for two public schools. She has also served as an Instructional Coach and Assistant Principal. Most recently, she has enjoyed being a Learning Leader Interventionist in Sequatchie County Middle and Griffith Elementary School. Mrs. Smith looks forward to developing positive relationships, working with students, and supporting teachers and staff so everyone can reach their greatest potential. When asked what Mrs. Smith looks forward to being in her new role. She replied, “I am so thankful for the next part of my educational journey and I look forward to becoming a member of the Griffith Elementary School family, while serving and leading them into the future.”
Reading is Important
At Griffith Elementary School we feel it is important for children to be exposed to books and reading at least 20 minutes a day. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to seeing our students grow and improve in their reading skills each and everyday. Reading should not only be taking place at school, but it should be taking place at home as well. For at least 20 minutes daily. The more your child reads the better their reading fluency and comprehension will become. So let's get reading with our children!