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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at Ann Smith Elementary, where it is always a GREAT day to be a Titan!

I am excited to serve as principal and be a part of the most wonderful team of teachers, staff, students, and parents! We are planning for an AWESOME year! Our theme is Positive Energy Leads to Positive Results. This will be a school-wide focus. I can't wait to share some of the things we will do to promote and foster positive energy. We are dedicated and committed to providing all students with the tools necessary to promote student growth and achievement. With the use of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engagement, Art, Math), PBIS, and key literacy and math components in our everyday lessons, we will build a strong foundation for our students so that they will become lifelong learners.

Our team is committed to creating learning experiences that will build strong relationships, challenge our students to be creative, push the level of engagement, and make learning meaningful and fun. We are all committed to our students and have accepted the challenge of Moving the Mark by pushing the boundaries to redefine excellence and be the very best. 

Thank you for your continued support! 

Yours in Education,

Karen Harness, ED. S.

 "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou