Dr. Gary Smith
Dr. Smith earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, an M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, and two B.A. degrees from Clearwater Christian College, Clearwater, Florida, in Secondary Education and Bible. He is certified by the State of Florida as a Professional Educator in Administration and Supervision, History Grades 7-12, and Bible. After four years as a successful classroom teacher in grades 5-10, he was appointed an Assistant Principal in a Secondary School Grades 7-12 where he served for six years and later went on to become a Principal in an Elementary School with a Licensed Preschool Program in Pinellas County, Florida. For the past twenty-one years, Dr. Smith has enjoyed working with college and university students as an education professor. He served twenty years at Clearwater Christian College as a Full Professor in Education, Chairman of the Division of Education, and Director of Graduate Studies. He also was an Adjunct Professor for Nova Southeastern University teaching Doctoral courses both live and online in Educational Leadership. Since 2011, Dr. Smith has been an Assistant Professor for Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, teaching online Education courses at the Masters and Doctoral levels. He thoroughly enjoys mentoring students and assisting them to be more effective teachers and educational leaders.