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Superintendent of schools

Doris Balckwell Smith, American superintendent of schools. Certified teacher and administrator, Mississippi. United States Department of Education grantee, 1988.


Smith, Doris Balckwell was born on November 19, 1945 in Soso, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Ottis Montoe Blackwell and Alma Carolyn (Clark) Blackwell Richardson.


Bachelor of Science, University of Southern Mississippi, 1965;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern Mississippi, 1981;Master of Education, William Carey College, 1976.


Teacher, St. Bernard Schools, Chalmette, Louisiana, 1968-1970;teacher, Pinellas County Schools, Clearwater, Florida, 1970-1971;teacher, Plaquemines Schools, Port Sulphur, Louisiana, 1971;teacher, Smith County Schools, Raleigh, Mississippi, 1971-1978;instructor, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1978-1980;superintendent, Escuela Anaco, Venezuela, 1980-1983;department chair, University of Southern Alabama, Mobile, 1983-1984;assistant superintendent, Covington County Schools, Collins, Mississippi, 1984-1990;superintendent, Winona (Mississippi) Public Schools, since 1990.


  • Certified teacher and administrator, Mississippi.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


The committed individual Christian can and should approach God directly, and individual gifts of ministry received from God should be shared with others.


God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.


Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.


Prsenter, assessor Mississippi Department Education, Jackson, 1985-1992. Founder, board directors Mississippi Staff Devel.Coun., Jackson, 1987-1988. Member Governor's Task Force on Education, Jackson, since 1991.

Member American Society of Civil Engineers (board directors, affiliate president 1992-1996), National Association Secondary School Prins (assessor since 1988), Mississippi Association School Superintendents, Southern Association Colleges and Schools (auditor, consultant since 1980), National Staff Development Council, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: horse-back riding, canoeing, reading.


Married Ronald David Smith, November 27, 1965. Children: Bonnie Michele, Smith Eubanks.

Ottis Montoe Blackwell Richardson

Alma Carolyn (Clark) Blackwell Richardson

Ronald David Smith

Bonnie Michele Smith

Smith Eubanks Smith