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Assistant Principal Sarah Vinklarek

Sarah VinklarekDear Students and Staff,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Smithville Junior High!! I am honored to be serving as your Assistant Principal this year. Although this will be my first year on the junior high campus, I've actually served in several roles within the district for the last 13 years. I taught 3rd grade for 5 years, served as Elementary School Counselor for 2 years, and most recently served as the High School Counselor for the last 6 years. I very much look forward to getting to know everyone and helping to lead our campus through another wonderful year!
There is no doubt that this school year will be different than previous years. But with change comes opportunity! I am confident that by working together, upholding academic rigor and classroom expectations, and being flexible with ourselves and each other we will not only make it through this school year successfully, but develop new skills and habits that will allow us to continue to make gains in upcoming years. While change can bring about amazing growth, it doesn't often happen without some degree of pain or frustration. Please know that I am here to support you every step of the way.
Together we will face challenges with an open mind and celebrate the large and small successes along the way! If there is one thing that I know about Smithville it is that we are an incredibly resilient community and I truly feel blessed to be a part of it!!
Please feel free to contact me with questions and concerns and thank you so much for welcoming me to the SJHS campus!
Best regards,
Sarah Vinklarek
Assistant Principal