Nickolas Smith is beginning his first year at China Spring Middle School and first year in China Spring this year. Dr. Smith is entering his 22nd year in education and 12th year as a campus principal. During his career, Dr. Smith has served at every level of public education including stops at elementary school, middle school, high school and central office. He began his career as a middle school teacher/coach in Midway ISD and also served that community as an elementary assistant principal and intermediate principal. Dr. Smith also served as a high school principal in Comal ISD, a principal with Gatesville ISD, and a principal in Killeen ISD, where he also served as a Director of School Improvement . 

Dr. Smith grew up in Houston, Tx. and attended Baylor University to earn his Bachelor of Science in Education degree. He obtained his Masters in Educational Administration degree from Tarleton State University and completed his Doctorate in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. 

Dr. Smith is married to Alison Smith, who also serves as a high school principal in a neighboring school district. The Smiths have 4 children to include Nate (14), Camille (12), Emerson (10) and Cooper (8). They enjoy getting outdoors as a family and attending their kids sporting events.

I am entering my 17th year in public education, my 7th year in CSISD, and 4th year as an administrator. I previously served as assistant principal at China Spring High School from 2018-2021. Before getting into administration, I taught English and was the Head Boys Basketball coach at CSHS (2014-2019). Prior to moving to Texas, I taught and coached in Arizona from 2005-2014. I am married to Ashley (nurse at CSHS) and we have 3 children, Trey, Aubrey, & Ty, who attend CSISD Schools. In my spare time I REALLY enjoy playing golf and picking on the acoustic guitar, butchering Chris Stapleton songs.