Clinical Faculty, English as a New Language
Jocelyn Smith currently serves as the Lower School Principal at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School in Columbus, Georgia. She holds a B.A. in political science and Spanish art and literature from Fordham University, an M.S. in elementary education from Mercy College, and an Ed.S. in educational leadership from Columbus State 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, Smith worked for the Muscogee County School District as a Title I intervention specialist. In 2015, Smith worked with the Latino Enrollment Institute at the University of Notre Dame. She continued her studies at Notre Dame in 2016 with the English as a New Language Program. She firmly believes in the importance of Latino enrollment in Catholic Schools. She believes that once the students enroll, it is imperative to meet their 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.