Tarria Walters



    With a spirit of gratitude and servitude, I am thrilled to serve as Assistant Principal of L.M. Smith Middle School this 2018-2019 school year. Entering my 14th year in education, I have been blessed to work in Birmingham City Schools my entire educational career. Throughout those years, I have served as a 3rd, 4th, Kindergarten, 6th Grade teacher, and three years as a Reading Coach. 

    During school, my heart melts when I see and hear the joyful expressions of both students and teachers. I absolutely LOVE…people, learning, talking, and coffee!  Other things you may see besides books in my hand are chocolate and Mountain Dew! Outside of school, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, listening to a variety of music, traveling, and volunteering with the Illustrious Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. As a graduate of Ensley Magnet High School, University of Montevallo, Alabama State University, Miles College, and UAB, I enjoy reunions with other alums. 

    I look forward to supporting, empowering, building capacity, and providing a “safe place” for learning – cultivating teachers and students for maximum growth. Aware of the outstanding performance of students and teachers at L.M. Smith Middle School already, I look forward to the opportunity to build upon its spirit of excellence. With diligence, drive, and passion to excel, I am in it to win it…GO Vikings!