Susan Smith, Educator

Suzan Smith, superintendent of Hancock County Schools. Smith has served as teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of adult and career technical education, coordinator of secondary school curriculum and assistant superintendent. She received her bachelor of arts degree from West Liberty State College. She has her master’s degree +45 hours from West Virginia University (Education Professional Administrative Certificate in Administration).

She has affiliations with numerous professional organizations such as Alpha Delta Kappa, the Hancock County Savings Bank board of directors, the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Hancock-Brooke Child Advocacy Center Committee, the West Virginia Extended Learning Advisory Board, John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center Licensed Practical Nursing Advisory Board, and Adult Basic Education Advisory Board and New Manchester Youth Council Advisory Board. She led teachers on a quest for the West Virginia Blue Ribbon School Award and the West Virginia School of Excellence Award, and she received the G.E.M. ("Going the Extra Mile") Award.

As superintendent and assistant superintendent, she has led Prioritization and Mapping of the Curriculum initiative, led the countywide co-teaching initiative, led the county committee on the five-year strategic plan, coordinated the professional staff development and differentiated learning and led the committee on the development and passage of the state pre-kindergarten plan.