Degrees and Certifications:
Master’s Degree in K12 Administration and Leadership, Jones International University, (Magna Cum Laude) January 2010 BS. Business Management, American Intercontinental University (Cum Laude), December 2007 Theology, Philosophy and Teaching English as Second Language, Columbia International College, Aug.1984–June 1986
Mr. Mark S. Smith, MEd.
About Mr. Smith
I was born a long time ago, in a land far away. When dinosaurs roamed the earth and the sun rose in the West and set in the East...
Just kidding, I grew up in a low-income Italian neigborhood in Providence, RI. I was one of six children raised by a single mother in the 1970's. In 1975 I left RI to join the Navy and see the world. I have been in the South ever since. I currently live in New Bern, NC with my wife, two sons, and numerous pets. I taught in various schools, in Virginia, for several years before relocating to Craven County. I love it here and I love Havelock High! Go Rams! Havelock High is by far the best place I have ever had the pleasure to work! Our school has wonderful students, great teachers, excellent academics, and fantastic sports and after school programs. I really enjoy what I do and helping students to learn new skills and concepts.
I have many different interests. I am a engineering/science/physics type of person, a technology polymath and a "maker. I also enjoy philosophy, theology, reading, music, camping, sailing, fishing, woodwork, and family activities. Here are my credentials.
Master’s Degree in K12 Administration and Leadership, Jones International University, (Magna Cum Laude) January 2010
BS. Business Management, American Intercontinental University (Cum Laude), December 2007
Theology, Philosophy and Teaching English as Second Language, Columbia International College, Aug.1984–June 1986
NCDPI certified in the following specialties: Scientific Visualization 1 and 2, Game Art Design, and Advanced Game Art Design
U.S. Navy, 1975 - 1981 Nuclear Weapons Specialist aboard USS L.Y. Spear (AS-36), Good Conduct Medall, Meritorious Service Medal, Honorably discharged 1981
S.T.E.M. educator at Havelock High 2012 to Pres. I currently teach Scientific Visualization 1, Game Art Design, Advanced Game Art Design, and Scientific Visualization 2 (Honors)
Also taught Technoloy Engineering Design 1 and 2
Computer Engineering Systems educator 2005 to 2010, teach computer maintenance and networking, Linux MAC, Windows, A+ Certification, and Adult evening classes
Adjunct Computer Networking and A+ instructor at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Clifton Forge Virginia 2005
PC Technology and Networking instructor at The Pruden Center for Industry and Technology 1999 to 2005, Computer Technology, taught maintenance and repair, and networking.
Previous Employment: From 1975 to 1998 I worked in various production, industrial, military, and engineering disciplines. I left industry to become an educator in Dec. 1998.
Awards and Accomplishments
- Lifetime Member of CSTA – Computer Science Teachers Association
- NNWA - Navy Nuclear Weapons Association (Keepers of the Dragon)
- NWTA - Nuclear Weapons Technicians Association
- CompTIA A+ and Net+ certifications
- Alleghany County, Virginia CTE Educator of the Year 2009
- WNCT TV’s S.T.E.M Teacher of the month July, 2015
- Recipient of a $5000 SuddenLink grant April, 2014
- SkillsUSA Advisor 2005-2010 at Jackson River Technical Center
- SkillsUSA Advisor 2017-Pres at havelock High School
- Two SkillsUSA state level champions 2002 and 2003 at Pruden Center, Suffolk, VA
- Numerous military awards,certifications, and advanced-technology training.