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Dr. Jeffery Smith
HCS Superintendent

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Pam Bagley 727-2030
Executive Assistant

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Dr. Jeffery Smith is a Cum Laude graduate of Virginia Union University where he earned a B.A. degree in English Education, and Virginia Commonwealth University where he earned a Master of Education degree in Education Administration and Supervision. Dr. Smith is also a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) where he earned his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

As an educator, Dr. Smith has worked as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, and as an assistant superintendent in the areas of academic and instructional services. His combined experiences have afforded him the opportunity to work as an instructional leader at the elementary, middle, high school levels and at the central administration level in rural, suburban and urban educational settings ranging from student enrollments of 800 to 32,000 students.

Dr. Jeffery Smith began his tenure as superintendent of Hampton City Schools on July 15, 2015. He spent the past seven years as the superintendent with the Town of West Point Public Schools in Virginia; a school division that continues to be recognized at the state and national levels for the students’ stellar academic achievement. The West Point Public Schools has been named the Highly Distinguished Title I School Division for High Achievement for three consecutive years. It was the only division in the commonwealth to earn this recognition in 2013 and one of only two school divisions in January 2014 and January 2015. Under Dr. Smith’s leadership as superintendent with West Point Public Schools, the West Point High School earned the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Award.

Also, during Dr. Smith’s leadership, the school division strengthened its dual enrollment program with the local community college which has increased students’ dual enrollment opportunities from seventy-two to one hundred and a fifty-one college credits. Nine percent of the graduating Class of 2014 earned an Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences, Seventy-one percent of the students earned an Advanced Studies Diploma, Ninety-seven percent of the Class of 2014 was on-time graduates and ten percent of the Class of 2015 earned an Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences. 


Additionally, Dr. Smith has served as an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. His professional presentations at state conferences and panel discussions include topics ranging from Effective Change/Creating 21st Century Schools, Closing the Achievement Gap to Designing and Implementing Effective Instructional Programs. Dr. Smith is the co-author of a book entitled A Principal’s Guide to Literacy Instruction that was published by Guilford Publishing.

Dr. Smith has received numerous recognitions and has been featured at the state and national levels for his student achievement, community leadership and for his work as an educator. He was in a special edition of Ebony (1988) entitled Save the Children!  Dr. Smith was featured as one of “Ten Achievers.” He has also been featured in Educational Pathways (2007) for his achievement as an educator in a featured story entitled “The Journey Continues.”  

Dr. Smith’s civic engagement is one of continued leadership. He believes the school division has a greater impact when there are strong community partnerships. To this end, for the past ten years, Dr. Smith has served on the Board of Trustees for the Williamsburg Health Foundation and served as vice chairman of the Board of Trustees for two years. Currently, he is chairman of the Board of Trustees which oversees an endowment of $119 million; he is president-elect of the Rotary Club of West Point and chairman of the School-University Network (SURN) which partners with twenty-eight school divisions and superintendents in providing high quality professional development in support of teaching and learning.    
Dr. Smith was selected by his colleagues in the Region Three Superintendent Study Group as the 2013 Superintendent of the Year for its region.               

Dr. Smith is married to the former Lorianne Samuel of Caroline County a public school educator. They have two children, a daughter who is a student at Christopher Newport University (CNU) majoring in molecular and cellular biology with a minor in chemistry and a son who is a National Honor Society junior at West Point High School.


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HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected classes in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Robbin G. Ruth, Executive Director, Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-2000. 

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Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper,


HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies. 


The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.

Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster,, the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing,, and/or the Director of Graphics,

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

·      A description of the accessibility concern or question;

·      The webpage address of the requested material;

·      The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;

·      The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.

Some documents on the website are in a portable document format (PDF).  The Adobe website provides a free service to convert Acrobat PDF files to other formats, including text and HTML.  Adobe’s web-based tool will quickly change an Acrobat file into an HTML file or textile.  The online PDF conversion form is available on the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat.  With this tool, users can read PDF files with a screen reader.  Adobe and the Trace Research Center also offer a free Acrobat conversion service that converts PDF files to text or HTML format by sending a user’s request via email.  All individuals with internet service can access the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat PDF website.


HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.


HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as, as available” basis.  HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein.  The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors.  Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.