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Ms. Buchanan (Assistant Principal) is entering her tenth year as Smith’s Assistant Principal. Ms. Buchanan started her teaching career at Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, where she taught physical education, was the middle school athletic director and coached middle school lacrosse, volleyball, basketball and field hockey.  Her next move was to Athens High School where she spent nine years as a health and physical education teacher along with coaching the varsity girls lacrosse team, the freshman volleyball team and was faculty manager.  Ms. Buchanan was promoted to assistant principal of activities at Athens in the fall of 2005. 
She was born and raised in Troy and attended Costello, Larson and Athens. She continued her education at Adrian College and received her Masters Degree in Administration from Saginaw Valley State University.
On her free time Ms. Buchanan enjoys spending time with her four nieces and two nephews, her family, her friends and her dogs, Lucy and Henry. She also enjoys reading, gardening, playing soccer, golf, softball, flag football and traveling.