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Marilynn Smith named next Winston Campus Elementary Principal

At its March 13 meeting, the Board of Education approved the promotion of current Winston Campus Elementary School (WCE) Assistant Principal Marilynn Smith as the school's next principal. Ms. Smith will take over for Principal Andy Tieman, who has requested to return to the classroom as a teacher next school year.


Ms. Smith has served as WCE’s Assistant Principal (AP) for the last two years, and previously served as AP at Gray M. Sanborn School in District 15. During her time as an assistant principal, she emerged as a child-centered leader that puts the needs of students first. 

Ms. Smith has been part of the overall school improvement team and has worked to elevate the school’s academic achievement and social emotional focus. Ms. Smith emerged as the top candidate during an extensive interview process involving parents, staff and administration. During the committee interview, it was reported that Ms. Smith is respected by staff and seen as an approachable administrator by the parent community. 

Ms. Smith will begin her new role July 1. One of her first tasks will be to find a dynamic assistant principal to partner with.