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Director of Schools

Mr. Barry H. Smith

Mr. Smith is originally from Byrdstown Tennessee.  He is a graduate of Pickett County High School.  Barry has a Bachelor’s of Industrial Arts degree and a Masters in Administrative Supervision.  Before coming to us Barry worked in Pickett County as a girls’ basketball coach for 11 years, as Assistant Principal for 7 years and Principal for 4 years at the High School.  With Smith County he has served as Special Education Supervisor for 12 years, SCHS Girls Basketball 11 years and now in the 4th year as our Director of Schools.


We are very proud to be named an Exemplary School System.  This is a great honor and shows the dedication and experience our staff as a whole.  Great parents, students, and community support.  “I believe the best people in the world live in Smith County Tennessee.”  I am the luckiest person in the world to get to work with all these people each day.