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Principal's Corner

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Chris Smith, Principal, New Braunfels High School

Chris Smith
New Braunfels High School

Chris Smith has been an educator for the past 26 years and began his teaching career at New Braunfels High School teaching World Geography and World History and also completed his student teaching at NBHS.  

After working three years at NBHS, he worked as a teacher and curriculum facilitator in Keller ISD before becoming an assistant principal at the secondary level in Keller ISD. He returned to the New Braunfels area in 2005 to serve as the assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Smithson Valley High School. In 2010, he became the principal at Spring Branch Middle School, the post he held before returning to NBISD in 2020. 

He received his Bachelor of Science in Geography from Southwest Texas State (now Texas State University) and his Masters of Education from the University of North Texas. He earned his superintendent certification from Sam Houston State University in 2014 and also holds a principal certification (EC-12) and a certification for both secondary history and secondary geography for grades 6th-12th.

His past honors include being named the Comal ISD PTA Council Principal of the Year in 2016-2017, a Texas Christian University Leadership Lyceum attendee and a graduate of the Texas Association of School Administrators Transformational Leadership Academy.