As a Middle and Upper School English teacher, Evelyn Smith joined the Oak Hall faculty in 1990. For two decades, she taught English in grades 7, 8, 10, and 12, including AP English Literature and electives such as Creative Writing and Research Skills. She served as the English Department chair from 2002 to 2012. In 2011, she became the librarian at the Oak Hall Middle and Upper School library. Her son, Henry Palmer, graduated in 2021 as an Oak Hall Lifer.