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Burleson ISD Names Steve Smith Principal of Hughes Middle School

Burleson ISD Names Steve Smith Principal of Hughes Middle School  

June 2, 2022 – Burleson Independent School District (BISD) announces Steve Smith as Hughes Middle School (HMS) Principal.

Smith brings 28 years of education experience to his role as HMS Principal, including success as an administrator at a large high school in the metroplex. A former TCU basketball coach and 12-year head basketball coach and math teacher, Smith moved into school administration five years ago, once working as an assistant principal at HMS. With years of experience developing successful programs, Smith was integral to campus and teacher leadership teams, a district wide instructional excellence committee, and an administrator mentorship program. While at HMS, Smith cultivated relationships with staff, students, and parents, and implemented the Leading Ladies program and Husky Hero motivational speaker series. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.   

“I am pleased to welcome Steve Smith back to BISD,” said BISD Superintendent Dr. Bret Jimerson. “When I first worked with Steve years ago, I foresaw him as a future BISD principal. His charisma and outgoing personality are magnetic to students and staff alike. Steve is a gifted leader dedicated to student success. I am confident that Hughes Middle School will thrive under his leadership.”

“Having served as assistant principal at Hughes Middle School five years ago, I understand what a special place Hughes Middle School is and always will be,” said Smith. “The key to having a great school is a great teaching staff, and we have that at Hughes. I’m excited to partner with the teachers, parents, staff, and students to make sure that everybody feels a sense of belonging and is afforded the tools necessary to have an incredible educational journey and lead a great life.” 

Hughes Middle School will host a meet-and-greet event at the campus Thursday, June 9. Staff is invited to join in welcoming him to the campus from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Parents and students are invited to join from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.