Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent of Schools



ALL IN—A Blog by Superintendent Jack R. Smith Ph.D.

Multiple times each month Superintendent Smith posts a blog in the MCPS News section of the system website. Visit the All In blog website to the latest in this exciting series of posts.

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Read A Message from Superintendent Jack Smith About School Safety

In the wake of recent events in Parkland Florida, Superintendent Smith shares a message with the community that outlines how we ensure our schools remain safe and welcoming places to learn for all of our students

Emergency Preparedness

See an Archive of Superintendent Smith's Community Messages

Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith has sent a number of email messages to families and staff since he has begun his tenure in July of 2016. See an archive of those messages here.

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Meet Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith

Prior to MCPS Dr. Smith was the Maryland interim state superintendent of schools and served as superintendent of schools in Calvert County Public Schools.

Read more about Dr. Jack Smith here


Meet Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith

A dedicated lifelong educator, Dr. Smith has been a classroom teacher, principal, curriculum director, and a local superintendent of schools.

Dr. Jack R. Smith was appointed interim state superintendent of schools and treasurer of the Maryland State Board of Education on September 14, 2015. Dr. Smith joined the Maryland State Department of Education as the chief academic officer for the Office of Teaching and Learning in August 2013. As the chief academic officer, he worked closely with local school systems, parents, businesses, teacher associations, institutes of higher education, and government agencies at the state and national level to ensure high-quality teaching and learning took place in Maryland public schools.

Read more about Dr. Jack Smith