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Meet Our Assistant Principal – Mr. Smith

With new school years, come new changes, new goals, and great people in new positions. Mr. Smith is entering into his 3rd year at Emma Donnan, and the team is so excited to have him move into his new role here at the school.

Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Mars Hill College in 2011. Mr. Smith is from Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. After playing four years of college baseball, Mr. Smith joined Teach For America as part of the 2011 South Carolina Charter Corps. There he taught three years of eighth grade social studies. From there, Greg joined Teach For America staff coaching and supporting first and second year teachers.

After one year, Greg moved to Indianapolis where he taught fifth grade social studies and science at a previous elementary school. As mentioned previously this is Mr. Smith’s third year at Emma Donnan, his first two years, Mr. Smith served as a Curriculum Resource Teacher. During his tenure, the middle school saw unprecedented academic growth. Greg has a M. Ed. from Francis Marion University and a Ed. M. from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Greg is excited to build a positive school climate through restorative practices, positive incentives, and high expectations.

HJ’s Falls Extravaganza – Save the Date

Join us Saturday October 27th for our event formerly known as the Fall Festival. In 2016 we renamed the fall festival to HJ’s Fall Extravaganza to honor Heather Johnson, as this was one of her favorite school wide events.
At the event we are giving away free coats, hats, and gloves while supplies last. This event is thrown in partnership with Emmerich Manual High School.

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