Donny Smith is the Assistant Principal at Hancock High School. Mr. Smith has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Mississippi and Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. He started his career in education at Southaven High School in 2009 as a teacher. At Southaven High School, he served in multiple coaching roles, including football, track, and powerlifting. During his time at Southaven, he served as Assistant Athletic Director before taking on an Assistant Principal position for seven years. In addition, he served briefly at the DeSoto County District Office supporting school efforts during the pandemic.
As an educator, coach, and administrator, Donny has enjoyed working with the students and helping them excel in their goals. He recently relocated to the MS Gulf Coast with his wife and two sons. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.