Samantha Smith - Director
Samantha Smith was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. She has been married to her husband, Albert, for 17 years. They have 4 boys (17, 14, 9, and a 2 year old). The Smiths love traveling and spending time with family. Samantha knew since she was in the 4th grade that she wanted to be a teacher. It was her 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Virginia Briggins, who inspired her to be a teacher. Samantha received her teaching license in 2009 from Indiana University of South Bend. Upon graduation, she began working at Xavier School of Excellence as a 5th grade teacher. She taught 5th grade for 4 years and in January 2013 was promoted to Dean of Students. In August 2014, Samantha was named Assistant Principal. Samantha is extremely proud to be a part of the Leadership Team and is excited about the future at Xavier School of Excellence.