Shepherd Middle School would like to introduce you to their new principal, Michael Smith. Mr. Smith was named the principal to SMS at last week’s SISD School Board meeting. Mr. Smith replaces longtime Principal, Brenda Cronin, who has taken a position within Shepherd ISD’s administrative offices. Mr. Smith began working at Shepherd Middle School on February 22.
Mr. Smith comes to Shepherd via Beaumont ISD where he served as Vincent Middle School’s Assistant Principal for the previous four years. Before he was worked on the campus administrative team at Vincent, he taught American History, coached junior high sports, and also served as a paraprofessional serving the special education students at Vincent Middle School. Michael also worked as a paraprofessional in Sheldon ISD.
A resident of Sour Lake, Mr. Smith is a 1996 graduate of Hardin Jefferson High School. His Bachelor of Arts Degree and Masters of Education are both from Lamar University in Beaumont. In December, he completed his studies for his Superintendent certification from Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches.
Mr. Smith’s wife, Terri, is a Language Arts and Reading teacher at Henderson Middle School in Sour Lake. The Smiths have two sons, Wyatt and Morgan. The family spends their time following the boys around in their sports. The boys are currently playing basketball and baseball.