Lyndonville names new elementary principal

Staff Reports Posted 23 August 2016 at 1:08 pm

Provided photo – Lyndonville Central School Superintendent Jason Smith, left, and Board of Education President Ted Lewis congratulate Dr. Elissa Smith on her appointment as elementary school principal.

LYNDONVILLE – The Lyndonville Central School District has appointed Dr. Elissa Good Smith as the Elementary School Principal. The Board of Education made the appointment on Monday evening. Smith starts her new job today.

She has worked the past 12 years at Lyndonville as a Spanish and public speaking teacher. In addition to teaching Spanish, Smith has served as a Teacher Leader and AVID Coordinator. She has had articles published extensively in professional literature and has given presentations at both the state and local levels on educational initiatives and programs.

Recently, she earned her Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy from Niagara University.
Smith was selected from over 30 applicants through a search and selection process that included participation from faculty, staff, parents, and Board of Education members, as well as a public presentation on the Strategic Plan.

“I am incredibly excited to be able to serve as the next Elementary Principal at Lyndonville,” Smith said. “I am beyond fortunate to have been given the trust on behalf of the Board of Education to support the next generation of learners and those staff whose jobs are critical in the foundation building of our students.”

Smith grew up in Albion. Her mother Nancy Good, now retired, served as Lyndonville’s elementary principal.

Smith completed graduate and undergraduate degrees at St. Bonaventure, Brockport College, and the University of Mount Union.

When she was a student at Albion, Jason Smith a social studies teacher in the high school. Later, when Elissa Smith was a Spanish teacher, Jason Smith was an assistant principal at Albion.

Jason Smith, who is now Lyndonville’s district superintendent, said the new principal will be a strong leader for the school.

“The district is incredibly excited about the leadership and experience that Dr. Smith will bring to this important leadership position,” Smith said. “Dr. Smith has demonstrated the instructional leadership needed to advance the goals of the District Strategic Plan and I am looking forward to the many positive contributions she will bring to our students, staff, and community.”

Dr. Smith is a native of Albion, and resides in Medina with her husband Shaun and two children Colton and Maddox.