Heather P. Anders, Principal

Phone: 919-934-4696 Ext. 5001


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education, Appalachian State University, 1991. Master of School Administration, North Carolina State University, 2010. National Board Certified Teacher, 2006.

Heather P. Anders, Principal


Dear Students, Parents, and School Community, 

     It is with great pride and excitement to have the opportunity to serve the students, parents, staff, and community in my role as Principal and Lead Learner of Smithfield Middle School. I joined the Smithfield Middle School staff in 2010 as an Assistant Principal and have proudly served as the Principal since March 2016.  I have enjoyed working with the students, staff, parents, and community of Smithfield Middle School for the past seven years.  I have been dedicated to a career in education for twenty-five years. Prior to serving as an administrator at Smithfield Middle, my experiences include teaching Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies to middle school students in Johnston and Wayne Counties for eighteen years. As a former graduate of Smithfield-Selma High School and attendee of Johnston County Public Schools, the community and success of its students is something that is important to me.

     I will work closely with the Assistant Principals, Jeffrey A. Dufour and LaShunda Faison, to ensure that Smithfield Middle School continues its quest for excellence. The administrative team will continue to focus on creating a safe and orderly environment for students and staff where students are provided relevant and personalized learning experiences in preparation for careers, college, and life.

     Open communication is very important to ensure a successful partnership between the school and home. Please know that I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding your child. Please feel free to call me at 919-934-4696 or e-mail me at heatheranders@johnston.k12.nc.us.  Also, follow us on Twitter @SmMSKnights for additional announcements. and visit our recently created school's Facebook page.

     I look forward to working with you and your child to continue our quest for excellence.  I am proud to be a Knight! Please join us in making the 2017-2018 school year our best year yet!

Heather Parrish Anders