William Smith, Ed.D.
Department of Leadership and Administration
Dr. William Smith has enjoyed serving students of all ages throughout his varied career. He has been a classroom teacher at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels and also has numerous experiences in serving the needs of adult learners. Additionally, he has been a leader in building-level, district-level, and state and national-level school reform.
More recently, Dr. Smith has served a building principal of a large comprehensive high school; a district-level superintendent of a K-12 school district; and ultimately a theorist as the leader of an intermediate school district’s efforts to reform secondary education in one of the highest achieving counties in Michigan. His experiences include successful federal grant writing, leadership in professional education organizations, and professional development for all levels of educators. His passion for the learning process continues to fuel his drive to support others on their quest to be more impactful educators.
Bachelor's in History
Grand Valley State
Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Master's in Educational Leadership
Western Michigan University
- School reform
- Student achievement
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education
This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.
Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education
Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
Designed to help you become a school principal, this program will teach you to effectively lead, run, and manage a P-12 school.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education
M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education
This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement
Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate
Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.