Contact Info

Joanie Smith


Four years ago, God gave me the opportunity to move to Missouri and begin serving as the principal of Messiah Lutheran School!

My family and I moved from the Chicagoland area, so you may hear another voice in the building shouting, “Go Cubs, Go!” For 26 years, I served in Lutheran schools in Northern Illinois as both teacher and as principal. I have served schools in Forest Park, Hawthorn Woods, and Marengo, Illinois. I am a three-time graduate of Concordia University Chicago, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, and Master’s Degrees in both Curriculum and Instruction and another in Educational Leadership.

Since moving to Missouri, I have been honored to work alongside a team of highly qualified and dedicated staff, wonderful students, and supportive parents. My excitement continues to grow as I watch God work through the people of Messiah each year. I am proud to be a Mighty Lion!

I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you. I am especially eager to work together to serve our Lord and His church!