Mr. Christopher Buckland Appointed as Principal of Smith Academy

Dear Hatfield School Community, 

I am pleased to announced that Mr. Christopher Anthony Buckland, current Director of Personalized Pathways at the High School of Commerce in Springfield, has been selected as the next Principal of Smith Academy. I received a lot of positive feedback from students, staff, and community members on Mr. Buckland, and that I believe he will bring a focus on academic excellence, creative learning opportunities, and help to foster a supportive school culture. Mr. Buckland brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with project-based learning and with establishing partnerships with area businesses and colleges. Before working in Springfield, Mr, Buckland served as the Head of Teaching and Learning at the Saint Andrew’s Scots School in Buenos Aires from 2011 to 2014 and as the Middle Years Coordinator and Teacher of English at the Windhoek International School in Namibia from 2008 to 2011.  Mr. Buckland received his Masters of Arts from University College in London. 

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Buckland to our Hatfield community. 


John F. Robert