Jen Smith is the principal at Neill Elementary School. Prior to being at Neill, Principal Smith served as assistant principal of Noble Elementary from 2017-2019; she worked at Sonnesyn Elementary from 2011-2017 as a Behavior Specialist, Instructional Coach and Kindergarten teacher. She also was a Kindergarten teacher at Zachary Lane Elementary during the 2010-2011 school year, and as an early childhood special education teacher in the district from 2007-2010. Previously, she served as an early childhood special education teacher from 2000-2007 at Roseville Area Schools, Mounds View Public Schools and Fraser School in Richfield.
Principal Smith received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and obtained her Master’s degree and administrative license from Hamline University. She holds certifications as K-12 Principal, Birth-Age 6 in Early Childhood Special Education, and PreK-3 Early Childhood Education.