Cristina Smith

Meet Our K-12 Dean of Students

  Cristina Smith
  K-12 Dean of Students
  Indian Hill School District
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 X: @IHDeanSmith

My #IHPromise - to ignite the leadership spark within every Brave, empowering their voice and cultivating their potential to be the leaders of tomorrow.  

Being a Brave means to inspire. A Brave strives for excellence, embraces challenges wholeheartedly, and motivates others through leadership. As the dean of students, I am committed to helping every Brave, K-12, become a trailblazer who takes on their educational journey with a passion to be their best self by fostering an inclusive and respectful environment that enriches our school community. 
The best moments of my day are when I witness students' growth and enthusiasm for learning, observing them overcome challenges, form friendships, and take courageous steps towards leadership and personal growth. It reminds me of the profound impact education has on their lives and inspires me to continue supporting their academic, social, and emotional development in any way I can.

Began serving the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District: 2008

Professional Background:
2024: K-12 Dean of Students, Indian Hill School District
2013-2024: Member, Brave Leadership Team
2013-2024: Intervention Specialist, Indian Hill Primary 
2013-2018: Member, MTSS Brave Leadership Team 
2008-2013: Teacher, Indian Hill Primary
2004-2006: ELA Teacher, W.E.B. Dubois Academy
2003-2004: Teacher, Midland Academy
2002-2003: Teacher, Calvary Christian School
2001-2002: Teacher, Brainerd Academy

2001: Tennessee Temple University, Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education
2012: Miami University, Master of Education: Special Education

2011: Hamilton County ESC Celebrate Excellence Teaching Award