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Meet our Principal

James Smith
James Smith

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About Principal Smith

Dear Snowy Peaks families,

I am honored to have the outstanding privilege of being the principal of the incredible Snowy Peaks High School.  In 2002, I moved to Summit County and joined the Summit School District as a high school English teacher.  Since then, I have fallen in love with all that Summit County has to offer, especially our school district that provides such exceptional educational opportunities for our students.  In 2010, I proudly made the transition into school administration, having served as Summit High School’s Assistant Principal and Dean of Students.  Additionally, during my time in Summit County, I also fell in love with my wife, Ashley, who is a sixth grade Language Arts teacher, and we’ve decided that Summit County is a fantastic place to continue to make our home. 

Throughout my tenure in the Summit School District, I have dedicated myself to the success of my students, and I look forward to continuing to serve your sons and daughters as the principal of Snow Peaks High School.  I recognize that today’s youth face countless personal and academic obstacles, and providing students an educational environment where each young man or woman can thrive is my greatest passion.  I love waking up every morning to educate and mentor Summit County’s students; they inspire me on a daily basis.  I look forward to building upon the successes already achieved by the amazing Snowy Peaks staff, and by utilizing my unique skill set to provide individualized educational opportunities for your sons and daughters, I am certain that even further success is on the horizon.  

Partnering with you and your children, we anticipate a phenomenal school year.  As a principal, I realize the education of children is a difficult job, one that cannot be accomplished without the assistance of you, the parents, and the surrounding community.  I encourage you to be an active participant in the education of your child.  There are many ways to participate in the education of your sons or daughters; however, the easiest way is to maintain regular, effective lines of communication. We welcome ideas and volunteers both now while we are preparing for the upcoming school year and throughout the year as well.  If you have concerns, praises, or suggestions on how we can better meet the needs of your sons or daughters, please do not hesitate to contact me.

In closing, I would like to thank the Summit School District staff, the Board of Education, and you, the community, for their unwavering support of our school.  I will work diligently to continue to provide an excellent educational experience for your children, the students of Snowy Peaks. 


Yeti Pride,

James Smith

Principal & English Teacher

Snowy Peaks High School