(October 18, 2022) Kevin Smith has been named vice principal at Cedarbrook Middle School. For Smith, taking this position is a return to the Cheltenham School District, as he served as the CHS Climate and Culture Administrator for the 2018-19 school year. The board of school directors approved his appointment at its October 11 legislative board meeting, and he begins tenure effective October 24, 2022.
“I am beyond excited to return to Cheltenham and serve this community,” said Smith. “I look to bring my experiences from my time at Cheltenham High School and Norristown Area School District to enrich the Cedarbrook community further. I look forward to building upon the tremendous school culture vice principal Dr. Adicia Cohen-Johnson and Principal Mr. Craig Metcalfe have developed.”
Smith returns to Cheltenham after more than three years as the assistant principal at Stewart Middle School in the Norristown Area School District. In that position, Smith supported the building’s chief administrator and shared responsibility for the school’s academic programming and performance by providing teachers with instructional feedback and facilitating educational technology use. He also supervised student discipline for all grades, and supported the operational functions of the building by managing the building safety procedures, logistics of community, and family events.
Previously, Smith was the school climate manager at George Washington High School and taught math for a number of years in Philadelphia-area institutions.
Smith, who resides in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, earned a master’s degree in secondary mathematics education from Saint Joseph’s University in 2013, and received his bachelor’s degree in pure mathematics from Mansfield University (2011). He holds the following certifications: Pennsylvania Level II Teaching Certification in Mathematics 7-12; and Pennsylvania Level I Administrative I Principal.