Dr. Aaron Smith

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Currently Program Director at Aviation Academy, Co-Author of Awakening Your STEM School

Dr. Smith has been a resident of Newport News for 42 years graduating from Warwick High School in 1990. From there he earned his bachelors and masters degrees from Christopher Newport University and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University.

Being in education over 18 years and serving in many capacities on the secondary level such as assistant principal, principal, and teacher he currently is the program director at Aviation Academy where he is an advocate for STEM learning and committed to making all students succeed. In addition to serving public school students Dr. Smith has been an adjunct professor at Christopher Newport University and Old Dominion University.

Dr. Smith was recognized on the national level as he was awarded the Crystal Star Award from the National Dropout Prevention Center in 2010. His latest work includes the co-authoring of a new STEM book called Awakening Your STEM School which provides teachers, business partners and school officials the blueprint to transform their current program into an elite STEM site.