Andrea Smith came to Southern Heights Elementary School as principal in 2015. Andrea
began her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher in 2003 at Des Moines Elementary, where she taught through 2012, then served as assistant principal at Hilltop Elementary. Andrea attended school K through 12 in Highline, at Gregory Heights Elementary, Sylvester Middle School, and Highline High School. She holds a BA in elementary education from Whitworth University and a master's in educational leadership and her principal certification from Seattle Pacific University.