Rod Smith, EHOVE's Principal
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Principal Smith plans to focus on student achievement and help EHOVE’s high school students reach graduation, then continue their path to success by going to college, being placed at a job site, or joining the military. To follow Mr. Smith's blog, click here.
A graduate of Fremont Ross High School, Smith also earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Toledo, a Teaching Certificate from Ashland University, a Masters in Curriculum and Teaching from Bowling Green State University, a Principal’s License for grades 4-9 and 5-12 from Bowling Green State University, and license as an Administrative Specialist in Curriculum Instruction and Professional Development.
Smith has acquired a great deal of experience working with youth in many different areas. He has been a part of the EHOVE team as an Assistant Principal and Intervention Specialist through Huron County Educational Service Center. He was also an Assistant Principal at Fremont Ross and a Social Studies teacher at Sandusky High School.
Prior to his time working in education, Smith was a probation officer with the Sandusky County Juvenile Court. He also served 12 years in the United States Army. He worked as an Engineer Officer, and as a TAC Officer for the Ohio and Missouri Military Academies training officer candidates. Smith is also a Persian Gulf War Veteran, who finished his military service as a Captain.
A member of the American Legion, Ohio Secondary School Administrators and the International Society for Technology in Education, Smith is also very active in the community. As a certified OHSAA official of 16 years, he can often be found officiating at local baseball, softball and volleyball games.
Smith and his wife of 14 years, Kendra, live in Castalia with their sons, Dane-9, and Bren-3. In his spare time, Smith coaches his older son’s baseball team and travels to new places each year with his family. He and his wife are avid antique collectors, whose favorites include furniture, Roseville Donatello pottery, rose bowls and painted plates.