Geoff Smith, Principal

I began working for KIBSD in 1996. I have taught at Kodiak High School, Main Elementary, and North Star Elementary, before spending 10 years as a special education teacher at Kodiak Middle School. I served as the Director of Special Services and Assistant Superintendent prior to retiring in March of 2022.
Kodiak Middle School is an incredible building with a dedicated staff, amazing students, and supportive families. I wanted to be a part of that so I decided to come out of retirement and return to the middle school.
I’m excited for the opportunity to work with students and families to ensure students receive a quality education in an environment where they feel socially, emotionally, physically, and academically supported in order to reach their full potential.  
Geoff Smith

Geoff Smith


Rena Rankin, Assistant Principal

Rena Rankin will serve as an assistant principal at Kodiak Middle School. This is her fifth year working for KIBSD. Her previous positions for the district include 5th grade teacher, middle school math teacher for the Remote Learning program, middle school gifted and talented teacher, and high school gifted and talented teacher. She also taught middle school math for three years in Maryland and six years in Virginia prior to moving to Kodiak in 2018.  

Rena graduated from Saint Vincent College in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Art Education and Elementary Education. Rena earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2015 from the American College of Education in Indiana. In 2022, Rena added a second master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the American College of Education. Rena holds teaching certifications in Elementary K-6, Math 6-12, Art K-12, and a Gifted & Talented endorsement. As a lifelong learner, Rena plans to continue to find ways to positively impact the education system.

Rena has a passion for working with middle school students. She strives to build positive relationships with students as she learns their stories and provides guidance and encouragement for all students to find success. 

Rena Rankin

Rena Rankin

Assistant Principal

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