Phone: (970) 348-5009
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12th Grade Discipline
Office Hours: 7:00am-3:45pm, M-F
Mr. Smith begins his first year as Principal, but begins his 19th year at Greeley Central and his 26th year in District 6. Overall, he begins his 31st year in education. He has taught in a prison, in the People's Republic of China (Mr. Smith might be the only person to ever hit a golf ball off the Great Wall of China), and in California prior to moving to Colorado.
He was born in Southern California, but raised in a Northern city called Walnut Creek, California. He attended Northgate High School, played football and basketball, and graduated high school in 1980.
Mr. Smith chose to attend the University of Pacific in Stockton, California. He earned a scholarship to play football for four years at a Division I school and was an all-league selection his Senior year and voted team captain.
During college, he crammed four years of study into four and a half and graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a teaching degree. After college, he tried out with two professional football teams--the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Express (of the then USFL). He didn't make either team. Currently, Mr. Smith holds a Masters in Educational Leadership.
Together with his wife of nearly 28 years, he is raising a daughter--a marketing director--and a son--a sophomore at CU Boulder.