Teri Smith appointed vice-principal of École Nicholas Sheran

Lethbridge School District No. 51 is pleased to announce the appointment of Teri Smith as vice-principal of École Nicholas Sheran, commencing the 2019/2020 school year.

A dedicated educator and leader with a breadth of experience, Smith will serve the students, staff and community of École Nicholas Sheran well. Smith believes an important objective for leaders is to foster and facilitate a learning environment that inspires innovation, critical thinking and a creative spirit. A student-centered leader, she is known to go above and beyond to meet student and family needs. She is a strong believer in collaboration as well as distributed leadership, recognizing that it takes a collective effort to meet the diverse demands in the school context.

At the top of her list, Smith considers relationship building foundational for ongoing school improvement, growth and learning. Her organizational skills are beyond compare, and she walks the talk with respect to open and transparent communication.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with the staff and students at École Nicholas Sheran,” said Smith. “I look forward to being part of the school community and am committed to supporting the ongoing learning of all students. I am excited to build school and community relationships and to become part of the collaborative team at École Nicholas Sheran.”

Smith began her career as a middle school teacher, where she taught a breadth of subjects across the different grades. She came to Lethbridge School District No. 51 in 2014 as an elementary teacher at Galbraith. She has spent the last four years at Westminster Elementary School as vice-principal, the last three of those also included the role of Learning Support Teacher.

Smith has a passion for inclusive education and the skill set she has developed at Westminster will be a great asset in her new role. In her previous district, she was one of the district’s lead assessment specialists. She spent considerable time building the capacity of teachers in the area of assessment practices. 

Smith completed a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education at the University of Lethbridge. She earned her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership at the University of Lethbridge in 2011.

Date posted: April 18, 2019