Joanna Smith-Griffin



Joanna Smith-Griffin is the CEO and founder of AllHere, a Boston-based company that creates personalized text messaging software for schools and districts. An educatorand former school family engagement director, Smith-Griffin has been immersed in education her entire career. She began working at the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative, supporting cradle-to-college success. She then partnered with local communities while working at the Harvard EdRedesign Lab to reimagine place-based education and child development systems through its “By All Means" initiative. Her love of children led her to the classroom as a middle school math teacher and district family engagement leader in the Boston area. Throughout Smith-Griffin's career, her leadership and the efforts of dedicated technologists have propelled AllHere district and school partners to record-breaking academic gains. Analysts and education experts across the country regard AllHere as a national leader in family engagement and the company was recently recognized with the District Administration and FETC’s 2023 Top Ed Tech Products of the Year Award. Griffin-Smith holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and social sciences from Harvard University. She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and two young children.