Dr. Thomas Smith currently serves as the Superintendent of the Pennsbury School District. Prior to this position, he served as superintendent of the Hopewell Valley Regional School District for twelve years and President of the Mercer County Administrators Association for five years. In a career spanning 25 years, Dr. Smith has worked as a teacher, coach, supervisor, director, assistant superintendent and superintendent in both small and large districts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In recent years, he has also taught graduate-level courses in education and was part of a delegation of U.S. educators who traveled to China as part of a cultural exchange to broaden knowledge of culture and education practices. Dr. Smith holds two Master’s degrees in education from The College of New Jersey and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University. His work has focused on social emotional learning and providing mental health programs for K-12 students. His other efforts include improving the cultural competency of staff and students, identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to upper level classes, and reviewing and revising homework and grading practices. He lives with his wife and three school-age children in Allentown, NJ
Dr. Smith has been instrumental in the AIR Therapy Dog: Paws for Minds program at Hopewell Valley Regional School district. “It is no secret that our students are struggling, and we want to provide different and innovative ways to support them,” Smith said.
“It really makes a difference. It is rewarding for you, but it is especially rewarding for others.”