January WAKE UP! Newport – Newport Mesa Unified School District Update
Date/TimeDate(s) - 01/06/2022
8:00 am - 9:15 am
Thursday, January 6th
Featuring Guest Speaker
Dr. Wesley Smith
Superintendent, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Dr. Smith is the new superintendent of the Newport Mesa Unified School District. His 24 years in California public education include 13 years as a site or district leader and eight years as an educator and influencer at the state and federal levels. Most recently, Dr. Smith served as the executive director of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), which is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States.
Dr. Smith has served as the superintendent of Morgan Hill Unified School District, and superintendent, assistant superintendent, and principal in Cascade Union Elementary School District. He also has served as a high school English, English language development, and Spanish teacher, as well as a football and baseball coach. In addition to Dr. Smith’s K-12 experience, he is currently an adjunct professor in the doctoral program at the University of Southern California.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University, Master of Arts from Claremont Graduate School, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California.