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School system administrator , State official

Eric J. Smith, American state official, school system administrator. Named Urban Educator of Year, Council Great City Schools, 2000; recipient McGraw prize in education, 2002.


Smith, Eric J. was born in 1956 in Georgia, United States.


Bachelor in Physical Science and Education, Colorado State University. Master of Arts in School Administration, University Central Florida. Doctor of Education, University Florida, Gainesville.


Teacher, science department chair Union Park Junior High School, Orange County, Florida, 1972—1979. Assistant principal curriculum & instruction Oak Ridge High School, Orlando, 1979—1982. Principal Winter Park High School, 1982—1986.

Regional assistant superintendent Volusia County School District, 1986—1988, chief officer for management planning, 1988. Superintendent Danville Public School Systems, Virginia, 1989—1992, Newport News Public Schools, 1992—1996, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina, 1996—2002, Anne Arundel County Public School Systems, Annapolis, Maryland, 2002—2005. Senior vice president college readiness College Board, 2006—2007.

Commissioner education Florida Department Education, Tallahassee, since 2007.