Clinical Faculty, English as a New Language
Jocelyn Smith currently serves as the Lower School Principal at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School in Columbus, GA . She holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and Spanish Art and Literature from Fordham University, a Master of Science (M.S.) in Elementary Education from Mercy College, and a Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Learning in Organizations at Vanderbilt University. She began her career in 2002 as an ENL teacher for the New York City Department of Education. Prior to joining the administration at St. Anne-Pacelli, Mrs. Smith was employed by the Muscogee County School District as a Title I Intervention Specialist. In 2015, Mrs. Smith worked with the Latino Enrollment Institute at the University of Notre Dame. She continued her studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2016 with the English as a New Language Program. In 2019, she joined the Latino Enrollment Institute as a Principal Mentor. She believes firmly in the importance of Latino enrollment. Once enrolled, she believes it is imperative that we meet the needs both culturally and linguistically to ensure success for all students. She currently resides in Midland, Georgia with her husband and four children. In her free time she enjoys traveling, scuba diving and photography.