Director of Schools Announces Public Information Team

March 25, 2024
Kristie Glover, Dillon Reed and Bonnie Grandstaff – Public Information Team

At the request of the Smith County Board of Education, Director of Schools Mr. Barry H. Smith has appointed a Public Information team. The Public Information team will serve as a vital link between the Smith County school system and the community it serves, helping to build understanding, trust, and support for educational initiatives and goals. Members of the team include Dillon Reed, Bonnie Grandstaff, and Kristie Glover. Their combined experience, skills, and dedication will be instrumental in fostering transparency, engagement, and positive relationships within the community.

Dillon Reed currently serves as the Technology Supervisor for Smith County Schools, overseeing all technology-related hardware, software, and network infrastructure. Previously, he served as a high school assistant principal and classroom teacher at Smith County High School, teaching English, Theatre, and Journalism to students in grades 9-12. He has also worked as a freelance journalist in addition to his career in education.

Bonnie Grandstaff is a 26-year employee of Smith County Schools. She has held various positions within the school system, including serving as a classroom teacher and literacy leader at New Middleton Elementary School, and currently holds the position of Technology Coordinator at the Smith County Board of Education.

Kristie Glover has an extensive background in education, having served Smith County Schools for 24 years in various capacities including classroom teacher, academic coach, and supervisor. Currently, she holds the position of Extended Learning Program Director, where she collaborates with community partners to develop and implement programs that supplement and enrich the learning experience for students.