Welcome Back George Key Family!!!
I am so excited to start the year here at George Key, and am looking forward to a great time of learning and fun. The teachers have been cleaning out, organizing and preparing their classrooms for another fantastic year at Key, and we are thrilled you are all a part of it.
I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to those of you whom I have not met. My name is Kim Smith and I have been with the district for 15 years. Before that, I was actually a student of this district from kindergarten through 12th grade. My heart has always been with Placentia-Yorba Linda. I received my teaching credential as an Education Specialist for students with moderate-severe disabilities. Ironically, my very first teaching assignment was at George Key. I loved everything about this school, and could have taught here forever! The district had other plans for me, and sent me to 3 other school sites where I grew as an educator. For the last 3 years, I was a program specialist in the Special Education department at the district office. There, I learned something new about this field every day! I thought I was content to remain in that position, until I heard about the opportunity to be the principal at George Key School. My heart skipped a beat and I knew that was where I belonged. I am truly honored to be back at Key, and become invested in the lives of your children.
Looking forward to a great year,