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Meet our Principals

Shareen Smith, Head Principal

Mrs. Shareen Smith was named the head principal of Grove Valley on February 12, 2024 and is eager to get to work. Mrs. Smith has been in Deer Creek for 13 of her 14 years in education. Most recently, she served as the fourth grade principal at Deer Creek 4th and 5th Grade Center.  Prior to becoming an administrator, Mrs. Smith taught English Language Arts, Social Studies and Special Education. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her bachelors degree and from Oklahoma State University with her masters degree. When asked why she chose a career in education, Mrs. Smith said, "Education, for me, is not just a job; it's a privileged role where I get to contribute to the growth and development of young minds, making each day a rewarding adventure."

Victoria Vaughn, Assistant Principal

Ms. Victoria Vaughn is the assistant principal at Grove Valley Elementary. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma City University and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University. Prior to her becoming an administrator, she was an an elementary classroom teacher for five years. During that time, she served on various committees at the school and district level.  Her mission as a school leader is to provide a safe and loving learning environment, where students feel celebrated, encouraged, and inspired. She believes strongly that every child can develop an endless desire to learn. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, cooking and spending time with her family.