I am writing this article in support of Mr. Michael Smith for the Regional Superintendent of Schools position.
I had the pleasure of working with and observing Mr. Smith when he was employed by the Oakland Community Unit School District #5, as a teacher, administrator and basketball coach. Mr. Smith's organization skills were excellent. Mr. Smith has the experience and knowledge to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the services offered by the Regional Office of Education. Mr. Smith will work very closely with the administrators, teachers and support staff in providing the services needed by the districts that this office represents.
Mr. Smith has proven to be an effective leader and always has the best interest of the students when evaluating and implementing new programs. Mr. Smith will do an excellent job of providing the leadership that will provide a positive relationship for all districts.
I highly recommend Mr. Michael Smith as the next Regional Superintendent of the Office of Education.
Ezra Smithson, Retired Superintendent, Oakland Community Unit School District No. 5, Oakland