Meet the Associate Principal

Associate Principal of Smith high school, Timothy Isaly

Timothy A. Isaly                         Texas A&M University – Texarkana                                   Eastern Michigan University

W:  972.968.5219                                          University of Michigan
T:   @timisaly                                                    Wittenberg University

Welcome, students, staff, parents and community members to the 2016-17 school year.

Our school year begins Monday, August 22 at 8:20 AM sharp. Students should come to school ready to start classes with a notebook, pencil or pen, and a fresh mindset that a commitment to hard work, daily reading and writing, and a willingness to get involved in school activities.

Important Dates:

Wedensday, September 14:   Great Texas Pick-up (Meet the Teacher).

Wednesday, October 5:         Homecoming parade

Friday, October 7:                Homecoming football game (vs. Little Elm)
Saturday, October 8:            Homecoming Dance @ NSHS
Wedensday, October 19:       PSAT testing on campus for freshmen, sophomores and seniors.

Students and Parents:

Articles of Interest (copy and paste URL into your browser)

04-12-2016   Why Phones Don’t Belong in School


11-24-14       The Power of Teacher-to-Teacher Feedback

11-11-14 The Case for College

11-11-14     Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results

11-11-14     Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

Major Decisions: What Graduates Earn Over Their Lifetimes

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

Encouraging student questioning

Thank you for sending your children to Newman Smith High School.

At your service,


Timothy Isaly