John Marshall principal Stacey McCrath-Smith is a former Meany Middle School assistant principal who served as principal of a school similar to John Marshall in Los Angeles.
As a result, the district forced out John Marshall's longtime principal and appointed Stacey McCrath-Smith
to head the school.
McCrath-Smith's rapport with the students is obvious as she
strides through the hallways, stopping for hugs and to talk about the weekend, football, upcoming school events.When district evaluators visited the school, students gave them tours.She
organized a student government, a basketball team, a back-to-school night for parents.Student artwork and photos fill the school's entryway, and this month a group of students took a field trip on one of the Lake Union tall ships.McCrath-Smith
praised Castillo's determination.
came in and was having issues and was getting involved in a lot of the drama, and what she
represents is someone who's taking advantage of what Marshall really has to offer, which is a more personalized, supportive environment," she
...McCrath-Smith is a former Meany Middle School assistant principal who has a master's degree in special education and served as principal of a school similar to John Marshall in Los Angeles.