Welcome from the Head of School
We are thrilled to have you exploring Atlanta Girls’ School through our website! While this site gives only a glimpse of all that makes Atlanta Girls’ School special, I hope you can already see that our students are confident, authentic, and filled with joy. Upon my own first glimpse of AGS more than a decade ago, I immediately sensed that AGS is a place where girls can thrive like nowhere else. I saw girls who were thinking creatively, unafraid to take risks, and living boldly—values evident through the senior speeches I had the privilege of watching that day and have looked forward to ever since.
It is my honor to lead this incredible community in its present and toward an even brighter future. Here, your student can enjoy a community that is at once intimate and rich with diversity. She can gain independence through programs like internships and global travel while deepening her interpersonal skills through Leadership Labs and meaningful collaboration with her peers and teachers. Whatever she chooses to do at AGS, she can be unapologetically herself and become more so each and every day.
I hope you will continue to explore our website. If you can picture your daughter trying new things, creating lifelong friendships, and discovering more about herself and her purpose here at AGS, I hope you’ll reach out to our admissions office. You can use the links below to embark on the admissions process and stay up-to-date about more opportunities to engage with AGS. I hope to meet you soon!
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 Interim Head of School, Kimbrell served a two-year term on the AGS Board of Trustees, chairing the Strategic Planning Committee.
A native Atlantan, Kimbrell is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a BS in Political Science and earned a Master of Divinity with a focus in pastoral counseling at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She was later ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and served two local churches, as well as worked as an interfaith chaplain in both school and hospital settings. During this time, Kimbrell also completed all coursework required for licensure as a marriage and family therapist.
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. 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.