Mr Smith is a product of Wayne County Public Schools. Upon graduation from Charles B. Aycock High School, he attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and his teaching certificate. Mr. Smith spent his first four years in the classroom at Norwayne Middle School where he taught sixth grade language arts and social studies. In 1998, Mr. Smith returned to Charles B. Aycock, his alma mater, where he spent the next nine years teaching English, journalism and social studies. Mr. Smith began working on his Master’s degree in administration at East Carolina University in 2007, and received his diploma in the spring of 2009. He was the assistant principal at Spring Creek High School from 2007-2011. From 2012-2015 Mr. Smith served as principal of Rosewood Middle School
Mr. Smith was also selected by his peers as the 2016-2017 Principal of the Year for WCPS.