Tokyo | August 6, 2014
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Kim Smaw as the new assistant principal of Sollars Elementary School in Misawa, Japan.
Mrs. Smaw hails from the great state of New York. She arrives to Sollars Elementary School from Daegu High School where she served as assistant principal. Mrs. Smaw attended the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale New York, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Sociology with a minor in Social Work.
Upon earning her undergraduate degree, she attended the Center for Montessori Teacher Education located in New Rochelle, New York, where she received a Montessori teaching credential. She earned a Master of Science in Urban and Multicultural Education with a concentration in ESL from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and also earned a K-12 School Administration credential from Pennsylvania State University.
Mrs. Smaw has held teaching assignments that have spanned from elementary through high school, federal detention, NATO and Immigration Migrant Operations (IMO). Additionally, she served as an adjunct professor at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She first joined DoDEA in 1999 while a military spouse. Mrs. Smaw enjoys reading, trying new Asian cuisine, and spending time with family and friends. She is passionate about education and believes each child deserves a world- class education. Mrs. Smaw is excited about joining Sollars Elementary School and looking forward to working with all stakeholders.