Kimbrell Smith

Kimbrell Smith

Head of School

Kimbrell Smith has dedicated her career to helping families and schools provide deep and meaningful learning paths for students, as well as excellent social and emotional support that enables children to lean into their unique gifts and become confident lifelong learners and thriving human beings. She has worked as an educator, counselor, and consultant for more than 18 years. Before joining Atlanta Girls’ School full-time as Head of School, Kimbrell served a two-year term on the AGS Board of Trustees, chairing the Strategic Planning Committee. 

She has served both elementary and high school students in three local independent schools as a classroom teacher, chaplain, college counselor, and lower school counselor in charge of outplacement. For nine years, she owned and operated Teegarden Education Group, partnering with families and schools to know, honor, and encourage students along their unique educational journeys. She is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA). A CNN education contributor and frequent speaker in the community, Kimbrell is also a mother through birth, adoption, and foster care, and a fierce advocate for the safety and well-being of all children. 


Bachelor of Science in Political Science, University of Georgia
Master of Divinity, Candler School of Theology at Emory University