Dr. Jennifer Smith has served at the Senior Executive Level in the field of education for more than twenty-five years. She has served at the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction in the USA supervising principals and implementing academic and leadership changes to salvage the lowest performing schools within the state, thus restructuring them into schools of high academic growth and performance. Dr. Smith also served as founding Principal of schools within the USA and South Korea, leading both schools to national standards of academic success.
She also positively impacted the standards and culture of education in the Middle East, serving as a Superintendent in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for six years, supervising over 500,000 students and 118 schools. She has also served as Continent Educator Director for seventeen countries in East and Southern Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Dibouti, Eritrea, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. She was instrumental in evaluating the performance of principals and school leaders throughout the continent of Africa. She also planned, developed, and provided training and staff development programs to principals and school leaders to increase the academic performance of students and to bring cultural awareness regarding the importance of education
Dr. Smith holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education and Literature, three Master’s Degrees: English Education and Literature, Education Administration and Supervision, and Curriculum and Instruction. She also holds a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership.