2022-2023 Administration



Mrs. Deirdre Williams, Principal


Mr. Mark Swift, Assistant Principal – 6th GradeMark Swift









Kristopher GillgrenMr. Kristopher Gillgren, Assistant Principal- 7th Grade
Mr. Gillgren is a native of South Norfolk and a graduate of Oscar Frommel Smith.   He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.  After 24 years in education, Mr. Gillgren is returning home as a proud member of the Oscar Smith Middle family!  Mr. Gillgren is married, has two daughters, and his dog, Oliver. When he is not working, Mr. Gillgren enjoys camping, hiking, four wheeling, and being outdoors with his family.


Ms. Cindy Brady, Assistant Principal – 8th Grade


Dr. Amanda Jones, Assistant Principal – Special EducationAmanda Jones

Born and raised in the neighborhoods of South Norfolk and a past student at Oscar Smith Middle herself, Dr. Jones is proud to serve the OSM Tigers and their families.  After attending Rena B. Wright Primary, G. W. Carver Intermediate, and Oscar Smith Middle School, she graduated from Currituck County High School in North Carolina.  She went on to attend the College of the Albemarle, Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University.  Her passion is working with students with disabilities and believes that all students can succeed.  She is a proud mother of two young children, Charlie Rae and Stryder, and loves spending time with friends and family.  In her free time, you can find her and the kids at the beach, attending concerts or eating at delicious restaurants.  

Mrs. Laura Kole, Assistant Principal-InstructionLaura Kole