Hotchkiss is pleased to announce that Ms. Carrie Smith P’18,’20,’24, human development coordinator and instructor, will assume a larger role at the School beginning in the fall. Ms. Smith’s new role will be director of student wellness & sexual misconduct prevention and response coordinator. In this role, she will continue to oversee the Human Development program, and she will work closely with the student life team, student leadership, and the Health Center to coordinate student programing and educational initiatives related to healthy relationships and holistic well being. Ms. Smith will oversee the Wellness Committee, the committee that initiates programming for students and adults with the aim of assuring that all students are safe, seen, and supported.
Ms. Smith is extraordinarily well suited for this role and has long been known as a trusted and caring adult and a collaborative and innovative colleague. In her role as HD coordinator, Ms. Smith has been particularly effective in helping students learn about healthy relationships. She will continue to lead educational initiatives intended to promote healthy relationships, and, as a highly trusted adult, she will receive and respond to any reports of sexual misconduct.
Ms. Smith joined the Hotchkiss faculty in 2004. In addition to teaching HD and coordinating the Human Development program, Ms. Smith also serves as a faculty advisor for the Random Acts of Kindness Club. During her time leading the HD program, Ms. Smith developed the prep year HD curriculum; led efforts to ensure the lower mid HD curriculum is relevant and evolving; and piloted initiatives to help upper class students begin their transition to life beyond Hotchkiss. Ms. Smith also serves as a volleyball and basketball coach and contributes to residential life as a dorm affiliate. She lives on campus with her husband, Danny, director of athletics, and their three daughters, Emma '18, Maggie '20, and Leighton '24.
Please join us in wishing Ms. Smith every success in her new position. In parallel, Hotchkiss extends sincere thanks to Christy Cooper P’08,’11 for the outstanding work she has done as sexual misconduct prevention and response coordinator, only one of many ways she has served and continues to serve this community.