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Dr. Wesley Smith, Superintendent

Dr. Wes Smith in red tie and blue suit.

With 25 years in California public education, Dr. Wesley Smith is regarded as a strong leader, successful in narrowing the achievement gap, restoring positive working relationships, rebuilding confidence in a school district, and giving families a true voice in their child’s education. His extensive experience includes 17 years as a site or district leader and eight years as an educator and influencer at the state and federal levels.

Dr. Smith joined Newport-Mesa Unified School District in October 2021 and is known as a responsible steward of public funds, successfully maintaining a balanced budget while providing staff resources necessary for meeting students’ ever-changing needs.

He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University, a Master of Arts from Claremont Graduate School, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Smith's employment contract was approved by the Board in September of 2021. 

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Dr. Wesley Smith

Rosy Amezcua
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Samantha Baltazar
Executive Assistant to the Board of Education

Annette Franco
Communications & Public Information Officer

Board of Education