Principal's Message

Mrs. Mersing, Interim Principal

Mrs. Nina Mersing


From Mrs. Mersing


It is an honor and a pleasure to welcome our parents, guardians, and community members to the 2020-21 school year. My name is Nina Mersing, and I am excited to serve as Smoketree's Interim principal for this upcoming year. Our administrators, teachers, and staff members have been busy getting ready for a new school year as we continue to raise the bar on our quest for academic excellence. 

I have worked for Lake Havasu Unified School District for 14 years as a teacher and a mentor. I earned my bachelor’s degree in education in 2007 from Northern Arizona University. In 2017, I became Nationally Board Certified. I completed my Master’s in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University in 2019, and I am currently completing a second Master’s in Special Education through Western Governors University.

For many of us, the last several months have certainly been among the most unique and challenging of all of our lives. It seems most everything has changed.  I wholeheartedly believe that there couldn’t be a more capable and dedicated team of educators and support staff who are committed to doing everything that needs to be done to make our 2020-21 school year as safe, efficient, and productive as humanly possible. ‚Äč 

As we journey into the new school year, please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns. 


Thank you for your support and partnership,

Nina Mersing, NBCT

Smoketree Elementary