Barbara Logan Smith

April 2, 2019 - - Posted by

Barbara Logan Smith has 19 years of dedicated service to building capacity and has contributed to the development of business executives, administrative leaders, educators, college students, and K-12 children across the country. Her roots as an educator began while serving elementary students in Milwaukee Public Schools. Her tenure involved myriad of roles, including K-8 school administrator, classroom teacher, Title I teacher, technology teacher, programs implementer, and district trainer for efficacy, quality, and proficiency programs. Logan Smith served as Vice President for the Efficacy Institute, a national non-profit agency of education reform, dedicated to the mission of proficiency for all children in academics and character. In this role, she was responsible for the strategic development of training, marketing, and client management services. During her employ with the Institute, she trained approximately 10,000 teachers, certified over 200 teacher and parent trainers, and prepared more than 3,000 students to serve change agents in their schools through the Envoy Project, an Efficacy youth leadership program. Currently Logan Smith serves as the Executive Director of Teach for America – Mississippi, where she continues to fight for educational equity and excellence for the children of the state. Barbara Logan Smith also facilitates training seminars for rising corporate executives. She has trained approximately 1,000 participants from Edward Jones, The Partnership of Boston, and St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative. Logan Smith earned her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and graduated cum laude with her B.S. degree in Education (K-8) and Psychology from Lakeland College. Presently, Logan Smith is completing her PhD in Education and Leadership at Cardinal Stritch University, where she also serves as adjunct faculty, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership, management, and business. She lives with her husband, Christopher, in Jackson, Mississippi.

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