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Katherine Smith Elementary



Welcome to Smith Elementary

Dr. Miller
Phone: 713-613-2542

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Queinnise Miller poses for a photograph, May 31, 2016. (Dave Einsel/Houston ISD)Miller has been selected as the new principal of Smith Elementary School. After 15 years as an educator, she continues to have a passion for teaching and leading. Her motivation for this work is ensuring that all scholars receive a world-class educational experience despite their cultural or economic backgrounds. Dr. Miller has served as an elementary and secondary teacher, department chair, district trainer, and assistant principal in various districts. Her background is in English as a Second Language, Bilingual Education, and Foreign Language Instruction. Dr. Miller joined the HISD team three years ago and served as a senior manager for Leadership Development and director in the Office of School Leadership.

Dr. Miller completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Houston and her graduate studies at Prairie View A&M. She received her bachelor of arts in Spanish, her masters in Educational Administration, and her doctor of philosophy in Educational Leadership. Dr. Miller is married with two children.
Principal's Message 

Welcome to Katherine Smith Elementary where Together We LOVE, LAUGH, and LEAD!

We are so excited that we have the privilege and the honor to serve each and every scholar and family in our community.  We take our jobs very seriously and know that each and every day we are being entrusted with parents and guardians most valuable possession, their children.  Here at Katherine Smith, our leaders, teachers, and staff are committed to one thing and one thing only, KIDS! We recognize that the impacts and imprints we make our the lives of every child who walks into our doors are lifetime impacts that will never be erased.  We realize that we daily write in permanent marker on blank impressionable slates what their future will be.  As a leader, I believe that scholars are what we believe they are and here at Katherine Smith we believe they are, STRONG, INTELLEGENT, GENIUS, RESPECTFUL, POWERFUL, HARMONIOUS, LOVING, GIVING, CARING, AND BEAUTIFUL LEADERS able to accomplish anything! We daily instill leadership into every one of our babies through the 7 habits of highly effective leaders: Be Proactive, Begin with the end in mind, Put first things first, Think Win Win, Seek first to understand and then to be understood, Synergize, and Sharpen the saw.  Thank you for allowing me to serve Katherine Smith staff, scholars, and families through LOVE, LAUGHTER, AND LEADERSHIP.   




Queinnise Miller, PhD
Principal, Katherine Smith ES

4802 Chrystell Lane  Houston, TX  77092
713-613-2542 (office) | 713-613-2578 (fax)

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