Susan homes, superintendent
I have the great honor of serving as the Superintendent of the Smithton Community Consolidated School District. Prior to my arrival in Smithton at the start of the 2012-2013 school year, I served for 17 years as the Technology Director and Assistant Superintendent for the Collinsville school district. I started my teaching career at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wisconsin. I went on to teach at the post-secondary level for the next thirteen years.
I earned my undergraduate teaching degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, my master's degree in education from Northern Illinois University, my superintendent's credentials from Western Illinois University and my doctorate in educational leadership from Saint Louis University. My dissertation work focused on educator ethics.
I am originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin, and still have a great deal of family living in Southeastern Wisconsin. My husband, Dan, and I have been married for 32 years and have two sons, William and Bradley. I am proud to say they are both Eagle Scouts and college graduates.
My passion is learning and children. It is my goal to work with the school and community to continue the excellent reputation of our school district. I believe in a collaborative approach to visioning and leadership. I would like to help the district promote "world-class academic excellence" where all teachers and staff are committed to the very best for our students and their futures. I welcome you to be part of our journey!
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Vicki norton, principal
My name is Vicki Norton and I am honored to be the principal at Smithton Community Consolidated Dist. #130. I began my teaching career in Centralia as a kindergarten teacher where I spent 8 years working in a building with 200 five-year-olds. I then served as a third grade teacher/ asst. principal for four years, also in Centralia City Schools. These 12 years prepared me for the wonderful position of principal of Smithton Elementary School.
I live with my husband Tony and my four dogs, Mojo, Annie, Lucy, and Dexter. My love of dogs explains the passion I possess for working with animal rescue groups and rescuing homeless animals. My present position keeps me so busy that I no longer bring home the many strays that I used to in years past, but I still try to match up homeless animals with their forever families.
My family also consists of a son named Josh, his wife Jamie, and a grandson Hayden. Hayden is the light of my world! I also have a step-daughter named Tara and two more grandchildren, Brock and Montana, who are at the age in which visits to their grandparent's house are few and far between.
As a child growing up, school made me nervous and uncomfortable. My goal is to provide a loving and caring environment where all students will feel at ease and free to learn at their own pace. Our teachers at Smithton exude a passion and love of children and learning that sets the tone for all students to feel accepted, nurtured, and engaged in the most exciting learning experiences. My wish is for all students to thoroughly enjoy their educational experience and to grow to their greatest potential academically and personally.
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