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Robin Smith announced as principal at Baker Elementary School!

Robin Smith announced as principal at Baker Elementary School!
Columbia, TN (May 14, 2024) - Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Lisa Ventura is excited to announce that Mrs. Robin T. Smith M.Ed. has been promoted to Principal of Baker Elementary School.
Mrs. Robin Smith began her career with Maury County Public Schools in 2019 as Assistant Principal at Baker Elementary School, where she worked alongside Mr. Jon Clanton. Robin expressed, “Best career move I’ve ever made!” Robin attended Culleoka School and Columbia Academy, graduating in 1988. She then completed her undergraduate degree at David Lipscomb University and earned her Master of Education in Leadership and Supervision from Lipscomb in 2006.
Robin has been involved in education in various capacities for 22 years. She started her career as a teacher at Hickman County Middle School, where she taught 7th and 8th-grade Social Studies, coached basketball, and later became the School Counselor. In 2016, she returned to Maury County and was appointed School Counselor at Columbia Academy, where she served for three years.
Upon accepting the principal position, Mrs. Smith stated, "I know that my experience in each of these roles has led me to this moment in my professional career. Each one of my previous duties has informed the way I view education and the educational process. Kids come first, and the relationships we build with them have an impact that is life-long. I do not take that lightly. I have personally been shaped and encouraged by so many amazing people in my career, from elementary and high school teachers, fellow coaches, and fantastic administrators. I want our students to leave Baker feeling the same way about us that I feel about those folks. I am thankful to Mrs. Ventura for the confidence she has placed in me to continue the positive trajectory of Baker Elementary. It’s a special place, and I look forward to every moment of it!”
Superintendent Ventura expressed her enthusiasm for Mrs. Smith's appointment, stating, "Mrs. Smith brings a unique blend of experience, passion, and dedication to her new role as Principal of Baker Elementary. Her proven track record and unwavering commitment to student success make her the ideal candidate to lead Baker Elementary into the future. I am confident that under Robin's leadership, Baker Elementary will continue to thrive as a center of excellence in education."
Contact: Jack Cobb