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Jordan B. Smith Jr. Ed.D. 🎉

Dr. Smith was nominated and received a congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy in 1972.

While at Annapolis, he became the first African American to be selected as the 17th Color Company Commander in June of 1976. After graduation, he received a regular commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. He served 20 years as a United States Marine reaching the rank of Major as a Logistics Officer and serving in the Gulf War (1990-1991) with Marine Air Group 26 (MAG-26).

Dr. Smith is a teacher, public speaker, advocate, and educational consultant. He has been a public school mathematics teacher in the same Southern California school district for 19+ years. Since becoming an educator, he has earned a Master's in Secondary Education (2006), a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction (2015), and a Master's in Administration & Services Credential (2017).

For the past eight years, he has been a member and chairperson of visiting committees for the Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) for Continuation High Schools, Adult Education Schools, and Alternative Education Schools. He has been a California Department of Education Model School Field Expert for Continuation Schools for four years. He has been a conference presenter for the California Mathematics Council (CNC-S, CMC-N), the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and the California Continuation Education Association for several years. He has conducted field testing for several educational software companies, including Pearson, Edmentum, Remind, Family Math Night, Muzology, LocoRobo, Achieve 3000, and Let’sGo Learn. He has also served as a member of Congressman Raul Ruiz, 46th District (CA), Veterans University Advisory Council, and his Military Service Academy Nomination Panel. His hobbies include singing and music production. He was named an Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year in 2023.

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