About Me:  

    Hello! My name is Retta "Rita" Smith, and this is my second year as a graduation coach here at Impact Academy. I absolutely love this role, helping students achieve their goal of walking across the stage. I have been in education for 11 years. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Middle Grades Education, with concentrations in Mathematics and Social Science, from Clayton State University. I completed my Master's degree in Instructional Technology, with a P12 School Library Media certification, at Valdosta State University. Throughout my career, I have taught various grades and subjects, including math, science, reading intervention, and preschool. Additionally, I have experience as a middle school instructional coach. I look forward to helping your scholar walk across the stage. 


    What Do I Do as a Graduation Coach?

    As a graduation coach, Mrs. Smith ensures that seniors are on track to graduate by:

    - Working with 9th-11th graders to help them stay on track for graduation.
    - Coordinating and facilitating online classes on platforms such as Georgia Credit Recovery, Georgia Virtual School, and Henry County Online.
    - Organizing Grade Repair programs.
    - Coordinating EOC tutoring schedules and opportunities.
    - Collaborating with our testing coordinator on EOC administration and MAP testing.

    Additionally, I am committed to fostering a collaborative environment where students feel encouraged and motivated to achieve their goals. Through regular check-ins and progress monitoring, I ensure that your child stays on track and remains focused on their path to graduation.


    Contact Me:

    Email me @ retta.smith@henry.k12.ga.us

     School Phone: (770)954-3744 ext. 69146 

      Google Voice: ‪(770) 609-5937 - Text

      (Mon-Fri from 8am–4pm)