Dr. Anna Mary Smith, M.A. - Director, Staff Development (Board Secretary)


Dr. Smith is the Director of Staff Development for Gwinnett County Public Schools. One of her roles is to supervise the district’s alternative certification program where her team develops new special education teachers and supports teachers in meeting their students’ unique needs. Her entire professional career has focused on the field of education, and she previously served as an elementary and middle school teacher, Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach, and Coordinator of Staff Development.

Dr. Smith earned her Master’s degree from Columbia University where she studied as a Reading Specialist and earned her undergraduate degrees from Vanderbilt University majoring in elementary education and special education.