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BIO

Superintendent Dr. Jay R. Smith, PH.D



Dr. Smith is entering his fourth year as Superintendent of the Long Beach School District.

Professional background:

  • U.S. Army Veteran (1st/61st Infantry)
  • Received the Army Achievement Medal for outstanding service in the Republic of Panama in 1989
  • AA degree from Hinds Community College (1991)
  • BSEd from Mississippi College (1993)
  • MSEd from Mississippi College (1996)
  • Ph.D from the University of Southern Mississippi (2004)
  • Served as a High School teacher
  • Served as Head boys' junior high basketball coach
  • Served as Assistant varsity boys' baseball coach
  • Served as Head boys' varsity golf coach
  • Served as an adjunct professor in the areas of school law and school finance at Mississippi College (2004-2008)
  • Served as a high school principal for 7 years
  • Served as an elementary principal for 7 years
  • Served as a middle and high school assistant principal for 3 years
  • Served as an assistant superintendent for 4 years responsible for discipline, federal dollars,testing,and curriculum
  • Served as an Interim Superintendent



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