Ms. Smith has resided in DeSoto County for the last twenty-two years. She received her Bachelors of Education and Master's of Educational Leadership from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. All of Ms. Smith's educational experience has been in DeSoto County Schools where she taught for ten years and served as assistant principal for ten years.
Both of Ms. Smith's children are graduates of DCS. Her son, Jerrell, serves in the United States Air Force and her daughter, Marcie, will begin college in the fall. The family are active members of Brown Missionary Baptist Church.