dr. garett smith


    Dr. Garett Smith

    Superintendent of Schools

  • Dr. Garett M. Smith has dedicated more than 23 years in service to public education.  Before coming to Staunton City Schools as division superintendent, he garnered a broad range of experience through his work in various central office leadership positions and principal roles at both the middle and elementary school levels, in addition to his service as a classroom teacher. 


    In keeping with his passion for teaching, he served as an adjust professor at the University of Virginia and at Old Dominion University for over 10 years.  Through this opportunity, Dr. Smith enjoyed helping other public school teachers and administrators to enhance their skills and to better engage their students, thereby improving student experiences and outcomes.  In 2017, Dr. Smith was named the Old Dominion University Adjust Professor of the Year in recognition of his outstanding service in this role.


    Dr. Smith earned an undergraduate degree from University of Virginia, a master’s degree from Marymount University, and a doctorate in education from the University of Virginia. His wife Wendy is also an educator and is currently serving an ESL teacher.  They have two children: Andrew, who is a student at UVA, and Caroline, who is a high school student.