Principal's Message
Words cannot express how truly blessed and honored I am to be the principal of South Smithfield Elementary School. Serving as your Assistant Principal last year, under the guidance and leadership of two amazing leaders, Ms. Withrow and Mr. Bunn, afforded me the opportunity to experience the warmth and talent of such an amazing staff, incredible students, and a supportive community.

South Smithfield Elementary is a one of a kind school, a special place to be and for all who enter. I am thrilled to be leading such a remarkable school.

As I have told the staff, students, and parents, I truly believe that this is not MY school but OUR school. South Smithfield Elementary is not just a good school, it is a great school! I vow to solicit and encourage input from all stakeholders throughout this year as we strive to ensure our school is the best elementary not only in this district, but in the state.

Please take time to view the SSE Strategic Plan (located on this site) as it is a visual representation of what our school stands for… WHO we are, what we WILL do, and what we BELIEVE. We believe that we are “dynamic” and that every child can and will be successful.

We believe in personalized learning, student engagement, and opportunities for students to explore their interests. We believe in strengthening and developing strong school, family, and community partnerships. We believe in the the power of teamwork. We believe in US!

As we journey through this 2016-17 school year, please know that I am here first and foremost for the benefit our most important assets, which are the beautiful students that come through our doors each day. I wake every day determined to be a servant leader - to support our school, our staff, our community, and our parents. I promise to be the best principal I can be and make this the best school year EVER!

Welcome home…welcome to South Smithfield Elementary School…the home of the DYNAMIC DOLPHINS!


Laura Makey
South Smithfield Elementary School
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