EVSC Superintendent Receives Distinguished Award

EVSC Superintendent Receives Distinguished Award
Posted on 09/11/2017
EVSC Superintendent David Smith was honored at the the EVSC's School Board Meeting Monday (September 11) with the state's Sagamore of the Wabash Award. The award, presented to Smith by State Senator Vaneta Becker, is the highest honor the governor of Indiana can bestow. It is a tribute given to those who have contributed greatly to their communities and the state. 

Dr. David Smith began his career in the EVSC in 1982 as a music teacher and band director. After working at Bosse, Reitz and Thompkins, Smith became assistant principal at Evans School in 2001. In 2006, Smith moved to administration where he served as Interim Deputy Superintendent, Director of Principal Support, Director of School Support/Deputy Chief of Staff/Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources & Business Affairs and Superintendent. 

During his tenure as superintendent, he has led the EVSC in the development of several unique, innovative school models. Under his leadership the EVSC created the Transformation Zone, a state approved model for school turnaround. His deep understanding of school finance continues to allow the EVSC to operate in a strong
financial position.

David is currently leading the EVSC in an effort to redefine education and put the whole child first with an emphasis on not only cognitive learning but social and emotional learning. His goal today is the same as it was 35 years ago: “To make sure that all
students reach their maximum potential.”