Phone: 601-856-6621


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Mrs. Karen Harness

Principal's Message


Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Ann Smith Elementary, where it is always a GREAT day to be a Titan!

I am thrilled to be starting my fourth year as principal at Ann Smith Elementary. I am so happy to be a part of the most wonderful team of teachers, staff, students, and parents here at ASE. We are planning for an AWESOME year! Our theme is Putting the Pieces Together, Every Piece Matters! Our goal is to educate the whole child including the academics, intellectual, social emotional, and behavior needs by using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engagement, Art, Math), PBIS, and key literacy components in our everyday lessons so that we continue to build a strong foundation for our students so that they will become lifelong learners. I can't wait to get this year started and look forward to continuing to serve the ASE community.

Our team is committed to creating learning experiences that will build strong relationships, challenge them to be creative, push the level of engagement, and make learning meaningful and fun. This team of teachers are committed to your students and have accepted the challenge of Moving the Mark by pushing the boundaries to redefine excellence and be the very best.

Thank you for your continued support, and as always, it's a GREAT day to be a Titan, especially at Ann Smith Elementary!

Yours in Education,

Karen Harness, ED. S.

 "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou