Degrees and Certifications:

AA-Pearl River CC- 2010 B.S in Education- WCU 2013 M.Ed- WCU 2016 Ed.S Educational Leadership-WCU 2018

Kierra Smith, Ed.S

Hello, my name is Kierra Smith and I am a native of Petal, MS. I am married to Randy Smith, Jr. of Petal, MS and together we have six wonderful children whom all keep us quite busy. I have been teaching for ten years and am looking forward to another year in the Petal School District with the Petal Upper Elementary faculty, staff, students, and parents.

In my spare time I love to sing, watch movies, watch my boys play sports, and spend time with my family.

At PUES I am a part of the 5th grade STaR (science, technology, and research) Team. I am excited about this upcoming school year, as I hope my students and parents are as well. My goal is to have a positive influential relationship with my students and their parents. I consider it a great privilege and responsibility to be your child’s teacher and I look forward to a great school year.

Do know that you may email/phone me through the school’s office whenever necessary during the school year and I will respond as soon as I am able to.   


The future of the world is in my classroom TODAY. 

-Ivan Welton Fitzwater