Dear Families,

It is with great honor and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new principal of Old Fort Elementary. I was blessed with being part of the district for the 2019-20 school year as the Assistant Principal for the entire district, where I was able to take in and become part of our great educational staff and program. This opportunity has made the transition to Principal effortless and enjoyable. I have been in education for over 20 years and look forward to continuing my growth here at Old Fort Elementary.

This year, I am eager to work with our dedicated staff to provide a strong curriculum to support all students. Our staff is working hard this year to continue their growth and development in instruction and technology. They are focused on building strong relationships with parents, students, and the community. We will be implementing our PBIS system to reinforce the 7 Habits our students have learned and used over the past few years to continue their growth in student leadership. Although this year might look different at times, I know Old Fort Elementary will continue to meet each and every challenge with excellence and Stockader pride!

Please know that my door is always open, and I welcome your input. Do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance. I can be reached daily at the school between 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or anytime by email at

Your Partner in Education,

Kristina Smith