Aubree Smith is the unsung hero at Clinton Central Elementary School. She is the principal who is exceptional at what she does, and her employees all speak very highly of her.
What exactly makes Smith such an exceptional principal? The number one reason is she approaches her job (which she does not even consider to be a job half the time because of how much she enjoys what she does) the way she approaches life. And Smith’s approach to life is being as genuine and heartfelt as possible.
When you ask some of her valued employees, such as Donald Helmick, they will tell you Smith is as selfless and caring as they come. She also loves having fun and makes elementary school what it should be: a welcoming and enjoyable learning environment.
Amongst all the stress that comes with being a principal, Smith puts her best foot forward at all times. She gets to know her students and her staff on a deeper level, and she is appreciated for such.
“She is passionate about her job and puts the students and teachers first,” Helmick said. “She cares about both and is a continued learner. She is fair and treats people with respect.”
Smith has a way of connecting with people, along with communicating everything that needs to be communicated.
She takes care of her own too, and her employees’ track records speak for themselves.
“She cares about each member of her staff and does things to make them feel appreciated,” Helmick said. “Oftentimes, she makes sacrifices to make things easier on her staff.”
Smith is a very hands-on principal, and being this way ensures she knows what is going on at all times. It also ensures she can make the proper changes that need to be made as time goes on.
The craziest thing about Smith is, as much as she cares about her job and as great as she is at it, there is nothing that comes before her being a mother. She makes her son her number one priority, and you could argue this helps make her the amazing principal she is today.
“As a family person, she understands things come up and she trusts her staff when they have things come up unexpectedly,” Helmick said. “She does not question them and is there for them in times of need. She cares and strives to make Clinton Central Elementary the best.”
In a world where people feel many bosses do not care about them on a personal level, Smith really stands out. She is one of the good bosses people love, and with good reason.
“Principal Smith, you are appreciated and cared about. As much as you are there for me, I am here for you. I embrace the opportunity to be a member of your staff and want to say thank you.”
Happy Bosses Day, Aubree. Don’t forget to add another much-deserved trip to Vegas to your future plans!