Former Tarrytown Schools Superintendent, Howard W. Smith to be Appointed Acting Superintendent through June 30.

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WPCNR SCHOOL DAYS. From Michelle Schoenfeld, Clerk to the Board of Education. September24, 2016:

The White Plains Board of Education plans to vote on the appointment of Dr. Howard W. Smith as Acting Superintendent of Schools at a Special Board of Education meeting on Monday evening, September 26th, 7:30 P.M., at Education House, 5 Homeside Lane.

Dr. Smith’s term is expected to begin on October 1, 2016 and continue through this school year.  He will replace Timothy P. Connors who stepped in for Superintendent Paul Fried who has been on a medical leave since June 1 of this year.

Dr. Smith has had a distinguished career in public school administration and retired in 2013 from the Superintendent position in the Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns after 12 years of  service.

Since then he has held interim superintendent and consultant positions.  He also has been on the Adjunct Faculty at Bank Street College, Fordham University and St. Lawrence University.   A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Marietta College, Dr. Smith has two Masters Degrees and a Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Board President Rosemarie Eller said, “We are confident that Dr. Smith is an excellent choice for the students, staff and community.  He will bring us the experienced leadership needed to provide stability and to move the district forward.”

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