Syreeta Smith serves as the Senior Director of Elementary School Programs in Wake County Public Schools. There are over 100 elementary schools in the district. Previously (2015 -2020), she was the Director of Year Round Support and Early Elementary Education.
A former third-grade classroom teacher at North Drive Elementary School in her hometown of Goldsboro, NC, Syreeta was the assistant principal at Wilburn Year Round Elementary in Wake County from 2005–2007, then served as assistant principal and principal at North Forest Pines Year Round Elementary in Wake County Public Schools from 2007 to 2015.
Syreeta was named Assistant Principal of the Year for the Wake County Public School System for 2011-2012.
She pursued her teaching degree as a NC Teaching Fellow while earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from North Carolina Central University. She earned her master’s degree in school administration from North Carolina State University as a NC Principal Fellow.