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A portrait photograph of new High School Principal Chris Smith

Principal Chris Smith

Principal's Message

Hello Madison Mohawks!
My name is Chris Smith and I'm the new HS Principal at Madison Local. I personally want to thank the committee, Superintendent Jeff Staggs and the local Board of Education for giving me this awesome opportunity. This will be my 7th year as a HS Administrator, 18th year as a School Administrator and my 30th year in Education.
I have been married to my wife Jodi for 34 years and we have 2 grown children, Dalton and Kacey. I received my Bachelor Degree in Education from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Masters in Educational Leadership from Ohio University and Superintendent License from Xavier University.
Interesting facts: I played and coached college basketball at Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univ. I then attended graduate school at Miami University and coached men's basketball for 3 years. Before we had children, Jodi & I lived in Oxford and the west side of Hamilton for 7 years where I substitute taught in Butler County schools for several years.
Hobbies: Reading articles, blogs and/or Twitter feeds on Leadership and Pedagogy, fishing in running water, lifting weights, Ohio State Buckeyes, Bengals, Reds and Women's Fastpitch Softball.