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Mr.  David  A  Smith
Principal

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Professional Biography:

Teaching Experience:

  • 19 years in education
  • Areas taught: 7th grade Science, 7th grade Geography/TN. History, 7th grade Math, 8th grade American History, Computer Lab and 7th & 8th grade Special Education

Administrative Experience:

  • 5 years as the Principal at Whitwell Elementary School
  • 7 years as the Assistant Principal at Whitwell Middle School

Education:

  • 1987 - High School Diploma from Clinton Senior High School - Clinton, TN
  • 1993 - Bachelor of Science Degree from Tennessee Tech in Elementary Education
  • 1999 - Masters of Education Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in Educational Leadership/Administration

 Educational Achievements:

  • NFIE Tennessee Teacher of the Year in 2004
  • Weil Medallion Award winner in 2001
  • 2002 Belz-Lipman Tennessee Holocaust Educator of the Year award winner
  • Northern Life Unsung Heroes Award winner in 1999
  • 2001 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year award winner
  • 2003 VFW Teacher of the Year
  • 2001 NEA Heroic Actions in Education Award Winner
  • 2007 Award of Excellence from the Georgia Holocaust Commission
  • 2004 Gleitsman Foundation Award of Lifetime Achievement
  • 2004 Tennessee Tech Outstanding Young Alumnus Award 
  • Anti-Defamation Leagues 2004 Ina Kay Award Winner
  • 2010 Clinton High School Wall of Fame Recipient    
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