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Diana Smith in beige jacket and black shirt

Phone: (859) 381-3456

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Diana Smith

Diana M. Smith took the reins at James Lane Allen in July 2023 after serving as an assistant principal at Cardinal Valley Elementary. With 20 years of experience in education, Smith has demonstrated her passion for serving diverse communities and creating inclusive learning environments in each of her roles, first as an English Language Learner (ELL) teacher and later as a Title I district literacy specialist. She served as the PGES coach here at James Lane Allen before being named principal at Cox’s Creek Elementary in Nelson County.

Smith holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Kentucky, an educational specialist’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and principal licensure from Asbury University.