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Sydney Smith

Hello! My name is Sydney Smith and I am honored to be a part of the Fairhope West Elementary family. Before coming to Fairhope, I was a 3rd grade teacher at Belforest Elementary, principal at Thomasville Elementary, assistant principal at Thomasville High School, 1st and 3rd grade teacher at Thomasville Elementary, and a 1st grade teacher at Grove Hill Elementary. I love what I do! 

I grew up in Thomasville, Alabama and am a proud graduate of Thomasville High School. I attended the University of West Alabama and received an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership. 

I have lived on Fish River since 2020 with my husband, Russ Smith.  We have 2 children and 6 beautiful grandchildren. Our son, Josh, works in the family business and our daughter, Taylor Simpson, is the owner of Sydney Elizabeth Cookies and a stay-at-home mom to 2 beautiful boys.  We are blessed!

I love spending time with our family and friends, cooking, baking, reading, and spending time on the water. Russ and I are avid football fans and enjoy nothing more than a good tailgate or simply watching the game with family and friends. Roll Tide!!! We attend 3 Circle Church. 

As an educator, I am dedicated to providing students with a safe, engaging, and loving learning environment in which they are encouraged to take risks and reach their fullest potential.  It is Fairhope West’s belief that everyone can be a leader. We are committed to empowering students with the leadership and life-skills needed to be highly effective people in the 21st century. Go Pirates!