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Principal's Message

Kelly Smith, Soto High School Principal
B.A. Education, Michigan State University
M.A. Supervision and Administration, National Louis University
For Kelly Smith, her interactions with students are the best part of every day. “As such a young school, we feel like we are trail blazers,” she noted, “and this creates a culture of dreamers, of togetherness and of hard work and grit.” Ms. Smith realized her passion for urban education at Michigan State University, when she had the opportunity to serve in urban schools that provided high quality education to diverse groups of students. After earning her master’s degree and completing a leadership training program through the Ryan Fellowship, Ms. Smith discovered Soto High School. “I knew it was the long-term home for me, and I couldn’t be happier,” she said. In 2017, Soto High School graduated its first-ever senior class. “The students have grown so much,” Ms. Smith reflected. “It was truly a joy to watch them go forth and prosper as young adults ready for the world ahead of them.”
Contact information: 312-455-5446 [email protected]
Principal's Message
Welcome to Soto High School!
I am the proud principal of the Soto High School Wolf Pack. I have been working in education in the city of Chicago for more than 12 years. I intend on spending the next many years dedicating my life to making SHS one of the highest performing schools in Chicago. We are already well on our way! At SHS we empower our students to be innovative, creators and leaders. We are always refining our instructional approaches to best serve our brilliant students.
If you want a high school experience in a state of the art building, with award winning athletics and debate programs, SHS is the place. We provide a safe environment that allows for young people to be themselves. We provide support so every child has a solid post-secondary plan tailored to his/her strengths and aspirations.
Call us to schedule a tour, enroll, or apply to join our team at 312-455-5446.