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Wesley Smith, Executive Director

Association of California School Administrators


Professional Experience
Superintendent of Morgan Hill Unified School District, 2009-13
Adjunct professor for Shasta Community College and National University
Superintendent, assistant superintendent and principal in Cascade Union Elementary S.D.
Teacher: English, English language development, Spanish and leadership
Coach: football and baseball

Educational Service
Association of California School Administrators local and regional boards; representative to the Equity, Achievement and Diversity for Student Success Committee
Board member, State of California Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT)
Chair, Legislative Action Committee for the Santa Clara County Superintendents Association

Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California
Masters of Arts from Claremont Graduate School and Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University

ACSA Region 8 Superintendent of the Year 2013
ACSA Region I Administrator of the Year 2004
Shasta County School Administrators Association Middle School Principal of the Year 2003
Shasta College “Anti- Apathy” Teacher 2002
Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award 1996



     Dr. Wesley Smith is executive director of the Association of California School Administrators, the largest school leadership group in the nation. ACSA is foremost a champion for the state’s more than 6 million students. Having served in a variety of school leadership roles, including elementary and middle grades principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent, Dr. Smith understands the intricacies and influences in public education. He believes in a bold new future for ACSA and ensuring it is the most influential voice in public education for years to come.
     Changes in the standards taught and tested in California, a new school funding formula and the redesign of education accountability systems will require ACSA leadership. Dr. Smith is uniquely poised to lead that charge to protect the present and the future of all students.


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