Mitzi Smith receives doctorate
Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 9:07 pm
Dr. Smith, who has been a teacher and high school principal in this area the past 28 years, also holds a B.S.E. from the University of Tennessee at Martin (1981) and an M..S.E. from Arkansas State University. She is a graduate of Dyer County High School.
Dr. Smith completed her dissertation titled “A Study of Leadership Styles That Lead To Academic Achievement of Hispanic Students.”
She taught English and Advanced Placement classes at Newport High School, South Pemiscot High School, Gosnell High School, and Union City High School before becoming principal at South Mississippi County High School eight years ago. She has also served as a part-time instructor at Arkansas Northeastern College.
She will leave her position at South Missisippi County Schools on July 1 to become Director of Curriculum at another area school.
Dr. Smith is married to Herb Smith of Blytheville, Ark., UTM Class of 1981 and former editor of the Weakley County Press. They have two children who are also teachers. Daughter Ashley Gallant is a third grade teacher at Central Elementary School in Blytheville and son Chris Smith is a teacher/coach at Obion County Central High School.
She is the daughter of Ralph and Anne Stanbrough of Newbern.