June 14, 2021
Smithville ISD and Smithville Junior High School are happy to announce that Amanda Gommert will be the new Principal at SJHS. Amanda is taking the position vacated by Chris Kelly.
“I am eager and excited for the opportunity to serve the SJHS students, faculty, and community.” Amanda went on to say, “Our focus is to transition elementary students into junior high and then prepare them for high school. During this time, we will foster relationships with our students and educate them academically, socially, and emotionally. Learning should be fun! I am here at Smithville Junior High because I feel the decisions a student makes in junior high are integral to their future success. Our students need positivity and our staff are those role models during these years. I want to make a positive difference in our students lives.”
When asked what she is looking forward to she said, “My goal for the 21-22 school year is to close the academic, social, and emotional gaps that our students have experienced. We will push academics to increase our student success rate across all subject areas. I believe in the abilities of our students and want the relationship between the school community and the parents to be aligned. The focus should be on the success of the whole child.”
Superintendent Cheryl Burns is excited to have Amanda Gommert as the principal of Smithville Junior High. Mrs. Burns stated, “With Amanda’s previous experience on the junior high campus, as both a teacher and assistant principal, she brings with her a strong academic background and positive energy. Having spent time on the high school campus as an administrator, she has a good understanding of what junior high students need for a healthy academic and social transition to high school. We are fortunate to have her in this leadership position.”