Dr.Wilbur Smith, Board Chair

Dr. Wilbur Smith, 7433 Center Road, Bladenboro, NC 28320
Board Member, District 2 Election Term: November 2012 - November 2016
Email Dr. Smith
 - wsj@bladen.k12.nc.us

Dr. Wilbur Smith Jr., was elected to serve a second term on the Bladen County Public Schools Board of Education for District 2 in November 2012. In December 2011, Dr. Smith was elected by members of the board to serve as Board Chairman. He serves as an advisor on the following school Advisory Council Boards: Booker T. Washington Primary, Bladenboro Middle, Bladenboro Primary, and Clarkton School of Discovery. He serves on the Budget Committee of the Board of Education.

Dr. Smith has served in the Public Schools of Robeson County, North Carolina State University, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Dr. Smith's duties include Executive Director, Columbus County Partnership for Children, Southeast Region Coordinator in the CTE program at NC DPI, Principal at Robeson County Career Center, Director of CTE with Public Schools of Robeson County , Director of Special Projects with Public Schools of Robeson County, Assistant Professor at NCSU, Director of Vocational Education/Job Placement Officer with Public Schools of Robeson County, Industrial Cooperative Training Teacher at Littlefield High School, Extended Day School Instructor with Public Schools of Robeson County, and Vocations Teacher at Magnolia High School. He currently serves as the Executive Director for the Columbus County Partnership for Children.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of North Carolina State University. He has received numerous awards and recognitions to include being appointed to the Governor's Commission on Workforce Preparedness JobReady Evaluation Committee, receiving the American Vocational Educational Research Award for Most Outstanding Research Paper, being named North Carolina's Outstanding Vocational Educator, and also a runner-up in the North Carolina College tech Prep Coordinator of the Year to name a few. Dr. Smith also published Stages of Concern in the Implementation of the School-to-Work Transition Initiative in North Carolina. This doctoral dissertation received partial research funding from the Governor's Commission on Workforce Preparedness.

Dr. Smith is a life long resident of Bladen County and resides in Bladenboro with his wife Brenda Hester Smith. The Smith's have four children and five grandchildren. Dr. Smith is a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.