Dr. Otis Smallwood is the Superintendent of the Bertie County School District in North Carolina. Dr. Smallwood has personally experienced education from every angle. He began his career as a high school mathematics teacher in my former high school, taught a year of first grade (disastrous), drove a school bus, then taught on the middle school level. He later became District-wide lead teacher math/science and a Middle School Administrator.
From there, Dr. Smallwood went on to serve at the district level in IT, Testing/Accountability then went on to serve as an Asst Superintendent in Human Resources/Auxiliary Services for 11 years in a district in southeast NC
Dr. Smallwood is a servant leader who believes in democratic leadership practices and the power of positive relationships. Most importantly he believe educators practice heart work and not hard work!
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