• Administration Team

    Meet Our Amazing Team!
    School Phone: 678-965-4953


Phone: 440119


Degrees and Certifications:

Tracey Smith - Principal

I am so excited to serve as the principal of Kelly Mill. 

This is my 26th year in education.  I hold degrees in Early Childhood, a Master’s Degree in Reading, a Master’s Degree in Leadership, and an Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  I am originally from south Georgia (Valdosta) and moved to Cumming in 2000 when I began teaching at Cumming Elementary.  I served as an Assistant Principal at Chattahoochee and Mashburn before becoming Principal at Mashburn in 2009.  I was fortunate to then lead Brookwood Elementary from 2017 – 2022 before coming to Kelly Mill.

My husband and I have 2 amazing children, Jordan (17) and Josie (13), 2 dogs, 2 cats, and many fish and small critters the girls bring into the house.  Our weekends are filled with lacrosse games and family time while we cherish our daughters senior year.

I strive to make every day AWESMAZING for your children.  I live out our mission, “Be the Light- Be the Good!”. 

Phone: 440361


Degrees and Certifications:

Courtney Beach - Assistant Principal (4th & 5th Grade)

I am so excited to be your 4th and 5th grade Assistant Principal over this year.  This is my second year as a KME Colt.  Prior to KME, I spent 16 years in Fulton County where I held a variety of roles including teacher, Graduation Coach, Assistant Principal and Program Specialist for the Office of Student Discipline.  I am honored to be serving the community that served my children so well. 

I have a B.A from Ohio Wesleyan University, an M.Ed from Mercer University and an Ed.S from the University of North Georgia.  

My husband Ryan and I have two wonderful children who both attended Kelly Mill. Brady is now a junior at West Forsyth High School and my daughter, Rowan is an eighth grader at Hendricks Middle School. Outside of work, we spend a lot of time at volleyball games and WFHS Marching Band events.

I look forward to fantastic year as a Kelly Mill!

Phone: 440363


Degrees and Certifications:

Brittney Shadburn - Assistant Principal (2nd & 3rd)

As a Forsyth County native and FCSS graduate, it is an honor to watch our school and system continue to excel! 

I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master's Degree in Technology in Education, Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and an endorsement Leadership Add-On.

My husband, Chuck, and I are blessed with two wonderful children, our son Charlie and our daughter, Molly.

I look forward to another fantastic year with the KME Family! If there is anything I can do to support you, please don't hesitate to reach out via phone or email anytime. It's a Great Day to be a Colt!

Phone: 440224


Degrees and Certifications:

Leigh Hummel - Assistant Administrator (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)

Ms. Hummel began her educational career in 2001 in South Carolina. She taught middle and high school students before moving to Georgia in 2006. She has worked at Vickery Creek and Cumming Elementary schools, helped open Kelly Mill as a teacher, and joined the administration team in 2016. Ms. Hummel has experience teaching visual arts, enrichment, gifted resource, and 5th-grade advanced content math and science.

Ms. Hummel will complete a Juris Master's degree from Florida State University in Employment Law and HR Risk Management this fall. She earned her undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston, a Master's in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University, and an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont University. She also holds endorsements in both Gifted and Math (K-8).

Ms. Hummel lives in Forsyth County with her family. Her daughter, Mia, attends West Forsyth High School and spent all six elementary school years as a Kelly Mill Colt! Ms. Hummel enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking in the mountains, golfing, practicing yoga, cooking, and traveling. She is excited to work with the students and families in Pre-K, KK, and 1st this year! #bethelightbethegood