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Ashley Smith

Mrs. Ashley Smith is the proud principal of Sun Valley Middle School.  She began at Sun Valley Middle School as an assistant principal in 2016 and became principal in 2018.  She loves being a Spartan.  She is enthusiastic about the possibilities for every student in our school community as we become a Leader in Me Middle School. 

Mrs. Smith began her career in education teaching elementary school in 1992 in Gaston County.  She moved to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools in 1996 and taught until 2011 when she transitioned to a central office position as a Professional Development Specialist.  She supported teachers and schools in literacy, differentiation, culturally proficient teaching, and using data to drive instruction.  She is passionate about making sure all students and teachers are successful.

Mrs. Smith earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from University of North Carolina Charlotte and her Masters in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University.  She lives in Charlotte with her husband Geof of 26 years and daughters Lauryn (23) and Kaitlyn (20).  Ashley loves visiting her girls in college, reading and knitting in her spare time.