Principal's Page

Welcome to Kate Duncan Smith DAR Elementary School!  It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Principal.  This is my tenth year here at KDS DAR Elementary and I can truly say I love coming to work everyday. We are blessed to have great kids and a great staff here that are surrounded by a supportive community.  If we can be of assistance to you anytime, please don't hesitate to give us a call.  It's great to be a DAR Patriot!!!


Professional Background

2008 - Present           Principal, KDS DAR Elementary School

2004 - 2008                Principal, Brindlee Mountain High School

2003 - 2004                Assistant Principal, KDS DAR High/Middle School

2002 - 2003                Head Coach Boys Basketball, Scottsboro Junior High School

1999 - 2002                Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Scottsboro High School

1998 - 1999                Head Coach Girls Basketball, Scottsboro Junior High School

1994-1999                  Assistant Track and Cross Country Coach, Scottsboro High School

1994 - 1998                Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Scottsboro High School

1994- 2003                  P.E. Teacher, Scottsboro Junior High School

Educational Background

2004                       Ed. S. Education Administration, University of Alabama

2002                       M.S. Ed. Administration, University of Alabama

1994                       B.S. Ed. Physical Education, Athens State University

1990                       Graduate of Douglas High School

Personal Back ground

- Married to Kristen Ward Buchanan

- Three children-Ryan (8th Grade), Lauren (6th Grade), Patrick (2nd Grade)

-Huge Auburn Fan

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