Although new school years often bring in new faces to administrative teams and staff, a familiar face will greet Chamisa Elementary School students as their principal at the start of the 2010-2011 school year.
Debbie Smith has taught at Chamisa Elementary for 17 years. Most recently, she has taught sixth-grade but has also taught third through fifth grades.
“I feel like (Chamisa) has been a home for me,” she said. “I’ve been involved in watching it change and grow.”