Vanessa Smith, Assistant Principal

Vanessa Smith, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Smith is excited to be returning to Nimitz this year as an assistant principal, having taught Culinary Arts here between 2010-2014. She is beginning her thirteenth year in education this year and served as the administrative liaison for one year and as assistant principal for two years at DeZavala Middle School prior to coming to Nimitz. Mrs. Smith is excited to build teacher capacity and get to know the students here at Nimitz.

After high school, Mrs. Smith served eight years in the United States Marine Corps before heading to college. Mrs. Smith has a bachelor’s degree from Texas Woman’s University in Family Consumer Science, a master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Human Sciences-Hospitality Administration and received her principal certification from Lamar University.

Outside of school Mrs. Smith likes to spend time with her husband, four children and twin sister, and travel as much as possible. The best place she has visited so far was Amsterdam, where she got to tour the Anne Frank House. She looks forward to visiting Panama, Iceland, Rome and Spain soon!