Principal's Message

Greetings Charles Hart Families,

I am honored and excited to be the Hart Middle School Mary Jane Patterson Fellow for this school year. I will also act as the interim principal during Principal Butler’s leave. My tenure at Hart Middle will run from August 2017-January 2018.

 I welcome the opportunity to serve Hart’s community and look forward to working with our dynamic staff, dedicated parents, and involved community members. Most of all I look forward to working for our students each and everyday. I commit to building on the outstanding work and results that Principal Butler and the entire Hart family have achieved. As a team, we will move Hart Middle School to the next level by continuing to set high expectations for our students.

I come to Hart Middle with several years of experience as school administrator. Prior to DCPS, I spent 13 years in Miami, Florida where I was an ELA and Social Studies teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal. This is my fourth year in DCPS. I spent two years at Luke C. Moore as an assistant principal and one year at Ballou High School as the resident principal. I bring to Hart my experiences from those roles and a deep commitment to teaching and learning.

I look forward to speaking to each and everyone one of you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or ideas.


We have a great year ahead of us! Soaring to New Heights! 

Kind regards,
Ms. Nadine Smith