Eric J. Smith
Superintendent, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Nominated By: Mary Catherine Swanson
“Eric is a committed educator who has demonstrated that large county districts that encompass urban, rural, and suburban schools can make a difference in the lives of children. His efforts, especially his implementation of district-wide literacy and mathematics programs and his work to reform high schools, are a model for other large districts to consider” – Secretary of Education Rod Paige.
“Dr. Smith’s deep commitment to children and their education is clearly evident in the work he is doing in the local school system to close the minority achievement gaps and accelerate the academic achievement of all students.” – Nancy Grasmick, Maryland State Superintendent of SchoolsNominee Portfolio