Dr. VaShawn Smith is Grandview Middle School Principal for the 2020-2021 school year. Dr. Smith comes to us from the Kansas City Kansas School District serving as an Assistant Principal, Instructional Coach, and has math teaching experience. Dr. Smith obtained his bachelor degree and two master degrees from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Smith completed his doctoral work at Saint Louis University where his dissertation focused was on trauma informed schools. Dr. Smith started his teaching career in Omaha, NE where he taught middle and high school math. Dr. Smith left Omaha to help open a charter school in Columbus, OH prior to joining to Kansas City, KS public schools.