Anthony Smith has been hired as principal at the Center for Educational Opportunities School in Troy by Madison County Regional Superintendent Robert W. Werden.
Smith started on Aug. 1. His responsibilities will include student discipline, staff development, and curriculum selection and instruction.
“We are making some positive changes at the CEO School in Troy. We have a quality staff in place that makes student achievement their number one priority. Mr. Smith is a perfect fit for leading the CEO School,” Werden said.
CEO is an alternative school environment that houses the Regional Safe School Program, the Educational Therapy Center, and the Short Term Options Program. The CEO School can serve up to 80 students at the Troy campus. The goal of the CEO School is to meet the educational needs of students referred by their local school districts. These needs include academic instruction, counseling services, social/emotional growth, physical development, and citizenship preparedness. These needs are provided in a safe, orderly environment with the goal of returning the student to their home district prepared to meet the academic and social requirements required for advancement in grade or graduation. Smith will oversee all aspects of the school.
“I am in the business of promoting higher expectations for all students,” Smith said.
Before joining the Madison County Regional Office of Education, Smith previously worked in the J.T C. Academy, East St. Louis School District, and Normandy School District. He is also the Head Basketball Coach at Metro East Lutheran High School in Edwardsville. He is married to Yvonne and is the father of Mark, Maria, and A.J.