Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am honored to be your new principal and excited to partner with you for an enriching, interactive and productive school year. I look forward to getting to know all of you, so to take the first step in this journey, I would like to briefly introduce myself.
The 2022-2023 school year marks my 12th year in public education. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a minor in Business Administration at California State University of San Bernardino then began my teaching career. I obtained a Master’s in Education Administration at Fort Hays College and transitioned into a middle school assistant principal. I am currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Educational Organization at Grand Canyon University.
As you are aware, education is a lifelong process, and the elementary years are critical in childhood development. With that being said, I welcome your partnership with the school for your student’s success. To my staff, I look forward to establishing a close supportive working relationship whereby we collaborate to ensure that every student is academically challenged while maintaining an emotionally safe learning environment. As for my students, I look forward to making sure every day serves as an opportunity to learn, grow, make memories and spread kindness.
I look forward to meeting you all soon! As a team, let’s make this school year one filled with learning, laughter, memories, and growth!
Nicole S. Smith
Your Proud Principal
White Oak Elementary School
Enabling Each Student to Realize Maximum Potential