Kristi J. Smith of Decatur was recently selected Director of Housing and Student Activities at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced ECCC President
Dr. Billy Stewart.
Smith, an ECCC alumna, began her new duties on July 1, 2014. She previously served as an English, reading and written communications teacher at Newton County Middle School since 2003. In addition, she served as head varsity cheer coach.
After receiving her associate’s degree at ECCC, Smith continued her education by earning a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Mississippi State University-Meridian in 2002 followed by a master’s degree in elementary education from MSU-Meridian in 2008, where she was inducted in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Smith is married to Ryan Smith, a native of Noxapater. They have four children, Kailee, Kaden, Kye and Kollins. They are active members of Clarke-Venable Baptist Church in Decatur.