Anne Smith was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees in May 2017. Currently, Ms. Smith serves as Lovejoy ISD Board Secretary, Ex-Officio for the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools and board member for the Allen/Fairview Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to being elected, Anne served on the board for the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools and led the charge in raising an all-time high of $186,785 as Annual Appeal Chair in 2016. She has worked in various capacities for the Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction, including serving as kick-off party chair, member of solicitation and sponsorship committees, and campus liaison.
Ms. Smith served as PTA President at Sloan Creek Intermediate for two years, as well as PTA President at Lovejoy Elementary for two years. In 2016, she was honored with the PTA Lifetime Award. Ms. Smith has served on the Council of PTAs as Programs Chair and is currently the Legislative Chair. After being elected to the school board, Anne continued to serve Sloan Creek and Willow Springs PTA boards in legislative and environmental roles. She currently is the parlimentarian for the Willow Springs PTA. She is a graduate of the 2014 Leadership Lovejoy Class, and has served on the Lovejoy Finance Committee, and District of Innovation Committee.
“I chose to run for school board because I believe in Lovejoy and want the district to continue to be an exceptional place where all students are inspired to grow and develop to their greatest potential. I am confident that I have the enthusiasm and experience to make a difference in our community.”
Ms. Smith has also served in various leadership and volunteer roles in the Junior Leagues of Durham and Orange Counties, and the Junior League of Collin County. In her free time, she enjoys playing competitive tennis, and has served on the Eldorado Women’s Tennis Association Board of Directors.
Growing up, Ms. Smith lived in various parts of the country including Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kansas City and The Woodlands, Texas, before attending Texas Tech University where she earned a bachelor of arts in public relations with a minor in marketing. She worked for ten years in technology and pharmaceutical sales prior to her full-time job as volunteer and stay-at-home mom. She and her husband, Ryan, have been married for 18 years and have called Lucas home since 2011. They have a son and a daughter who attend school in Lovejoy ISD.