My name is Phil Smith and I've been a principal for Lawton Public Schools for 13 years. . I am proud to be the principal at WES for the 2016-2017 school year. I've been with LPS for 20 years and began my educational career at Park Lane Elementary School, as a classroom teacher. I've been married to Renate for 38 years and we have a son, Chad, who's married to Jamie Rother, and they have honored us with three grand kids, Kaedyn, Paxton, and Emerson. Prior to entering the educational field I spent 20 years in the military, retiring in 1996,

I've been at Douglas Learning Center, Wilson,ES, Hugh Bish ES, Pat Henry ES, and Washington ES as an administrator. My goal for Washington this year is provide a welcoming cultural to our community and to establish partnerships with local organizations that will help provide role models and assistance for our students throughout the year.

I would like to extend an invitation to our parents and guardians to visit me with your issues and concerns, or to just drop by to introduce yourself.I have an open door policy and will meet with you promptly. The only time I am not available is when my responsibilities require me to be in our classrooms, or in our weekly collaboration with teachers.

Again, I am honored to be working with our Washington staff & faculty, our students, parents, and our community partnerships. Together, our goal is to implement our Vision and Mission statements tol enhance the education of our students.