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Principal's Welcome

As principal of Raye-Allen Elementary School, it is my pleasure to welcome you back to a new year. We recognize that in the upcoming year, we will face new challenges as a result of the COVID 19 crisis. Our staff continues to focus on “what’s best for kids” academically, socially, and emotionally. Raye-Allen staff members are dedicated to the well-being of the students’ health, as well.


We are excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways. Additionally, we are eager to provide quality educational experiences to our remote learners. We believe that it is our duty to inspire, empower, and engage students, whether that is through face-to-face or online opportunities.


At Raye-Allen, we have amazing teachers who dedicate themselves to planning and creating activities to engage our students in learning. Our staff utilizes best practices and analyzes data to determine current skills and to set individual goals for growth and improvement for every child. We strive to live up to our motto, “What’s best for kids”. When making decisions here at Raye-Allen, it is still the question and the answer.


I am honored to serve as the principal at Raye-Allen Elementary School. It is truly a privilege to be a part of this community – where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.


As we embark upon this year, I know we face uncharted waters. We will face uncertain times, and many new challenges. Please know that we are committed to providing a well-rounded, quality education to your child in spite of these challenges. We will certainly rely on your partnership through this journey!


If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 254-215-5800 or



Fran Smetana
(254) 215 - 5800