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Bernice Smith is a recurring character in the ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks television series. She is one of the teachers for The Chipmunks and The Chipettes (among others).


Miss Smith has black hair (with a noticeable amount of gray) and pink pointed framed cat eyed glasses (similar to those worn by Simon in Bully For You). She is frequently seen wearing a green stripped dress with a white collar and black belt.


Miss Smith is a strict and sometimes a very controlling teacher with a somewhat low, raspy voice. It's clear she tries to be patient with the children but they drive her to state the point that she hates her life.


  • Miss Smith was a javelin thrower in college and almost made the Olympics.
  • Miss Smith likes mashed zucchini sandwiches as seen in A Is For Alien and To Serve And Protect.
  • Miss Smith appears to be somewhat nearsighted.
  • She is seen singing in Dave's dream in Slippin’ Thru My Fingers.
  • She‘s based on Miss Pinch, the principal of the school in The Brunch Club; they have similar voices and are extremely authoritarian.
  • She has an older sister named Clarissa revealed in the episode Guitar Hero.
  • As confirmed in Time Capsule, she dated Dave Seville when the two were young.
  • Despite her seemingly impatient attitude and hatred towards her students, Miss Smith is shown to actually care for them.
  • Unlike usual shows, Miss Smith doesn’t show a desire to become Principal because of the Principal’s soft approach