Principal

 Darrick McNeill

Phone: 919-989-6418

Email:

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Darrick McNeill

Mr. Darrick McNeill has been involved in education for more than 17 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Saint Augustine's College. He later went to North Carolina Central University to obtain a Master's Degree in Special Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities. Mr. McNeill also holds a Master's Degree in School Administration from North Carolina Central University with a concentration in Education Administration and Supervision.

 

As a teacher, Mr. McNeill taught exceptional children's classes for 8 years at McGee's Crossroads Middle School in Benson, North Carolina. As a first year teacher, Mr. McNeill was voted by his peers as the First Year Teacher of the Year for McGee's Middle. During his tenure at McGee's, Mr. McNeill also served as the Head Boy's Basketball Coach for 7 of those years. After earning his second Master's Degree, Mr. McNeill transitioned into his first assistant principal job at Smithfield Middle School, where he also served as the school's Athletic Director. The past 3 years, Mr. McNeill has served as an assistant principal at West View Elementary School, in Garner, North Carolina.

 

In his spare time, Mr. McNeill enjoys traveling, fishing, attending sporting events(Go Heels!) and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Tiffany, have two beautiful children, a son named Landon(8) and a daughter named Logan(5).

Assistant Principal

 Danielle Simerman

Phone: 919-989-6418

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Danielle Simerman

I am so very excited to be apart of the West Smithfield Elementary School family.  This is my fourth year at WSE. I am thrilled to be back this year as your Assistant Principal.  I have been with Johnston County Public Schools for 8 years.  I served 4 years as a classroom teacher before changing roles as an Administrator.   I have a passion for education and enriching the lives of the families I serve.   I have had the privilege to serve in education for over 20 years in various roles.  Please let me know how I can help you this year.

 

I am blessed with a husband and two daughters, 15 & 13,  who make me smile each day. My 15 year old attends SSS High School where she enjoys being very active in her school.  My 13 year old attends Archer Lodge Middle School where she enjoys her classes and being apart of her school community.  As a family, we enjoy traveling as much as we can. 
 
I look forward to working with you this year to make every day a great day for your family.  As we work together this year, I know we will have a great experience.