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W. Preston Smith

W. Preston Smith, American publishing executive, educator, real estate broker. Certified school administrator, social studies teacher, Laubach reading instructor.

Background

  • Smith, W. Preston was born on October 30, 1938 in Little Rock. Son of Arthur W. and Syble M. Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Arkansas, Little Rock, 1959. Postgraduate, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 1969. Postgraduate, Arkansas State University, 1969.

      Postgraduate, Texarkana College, 1982. Postgraduate, University Arkansas, Pine Bluff, 1983. Postgraduate, Tulane University.

      Postgraduate, Mississippi County Community College, 1985. Master of Education, University Arkansas, 1984.

    Career

    • Teacher mathematics and social studies 4th St. Junior High School, North Little Rock, 1959-1961. Owner Walker Enterprises, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, since 1964. Teacher Malvern (Arkansas) Public Schools, 1967-1968, Prattsville (Arkansas) High School, 1968-1969, Poyen (Arkansas) High School, 1969-1970, Horatio (Arkansas) High School, 1981-1982, Bingham Road Academy, Little Rock, 1982-1983, Luxora (Arkansas) High School, 1985, Stanton Road School, Little Rock, 1986.

      Teacher, principal Department Correction School District, 1989-1995. Retired, 1995

      Science textbook selection committee, Prattsville High School, 1968-1969. Mathematics standards committee Arkansas Council Teachers of Mathematics, Little Rock, 1983.

      Lecturer Zero Down seminars on creative real estate financing. Owner Silver Dollar Press, Inc.

    Major achievements

    • Certified school administrator, social studies teacher, Laubach reading instructor.

    Works

    Membership

    Past president, song leader Sunday School class. Former member Church choir. Member AARP (past president England, Arkansas chapter, chapter specialist), Arkansas Association Educational Administration (associate), Arkansas Retired Teacher Association (state membership chairman 1998-2001), Lonoke County Retired Teacher Association (president 1997-2000).

    Lodges: Order of DeMolay (master councillor).

    Personality

    Interests

    Candlemaking, refinishing furniture, tape recording classical music.

    Connections

    • Children: Cynthia Ann Smith Jones, Carey R.
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    Born October 30, 1938
    • 1959
      University Arkansas
    • 1969
      Henderson State University
    • 1969
      Arkansas State University
    • 1982
      Texarkana College
    • 1983
      University Arkansas
    • 1985
      Mississippi County Community College
    • 1984
      University Arkansas
    • 1959 - 1961
      Teacher, mathematics and social studies 4th St. Junior High School
      North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
    • 1964
      owner Walker Enterprises
      Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, United States
    • 1967 - 1968
      teacher, Malvern (Arkansas) Public Schools
    • 1968 - 1969
      teacher, Malvern (Arkansas) Public Schools
    • 1969 - 1970
      teacher, Malvern (Arkansas) Public Schools
    • 1981 - 1982
      teacher, Malvern (Arkansas) Public Schools
    • 1982 - 1983
      teacher, Malvern (Arkansas) Public Schools
      Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
    • 1985
      teacher, Malvern (Arkansas) Public Schools
    • 1986
      teacher, Malvern (Arkansas) Public Schools
      Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
    • 1989 - 1995
      teacher
    • 1995
      retired
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