TROY SMITH is a senior consultant with Public Impact, focusing on assisting districts and schools in implementing Opportunity Culture models that extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams. In this work, he helps district and school leaders through the redesign process for Opportunity Culture teaching roles and accompanying scheduling and budget changes. Mr. Smith also works on projects related to strategic policy advising, school finance, and high-quality charter schools. Before joining Public Impact, he worked as a member of the policy development team in the College Board’s Global Policy and Advocacy division. He previously taught high school English in Memphis, Tennessee, serving as a Teach for America corps member. Mr. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy and Arabic from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which he attended as a Morehead-Cain Scholar, and a master’s degree in public policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.
Example Projects: Mr. Smith’s recent work includes leading Opportunity Culture design in the North Little Rock (Arkansas) School District and in a cohort of additional Arkansas districts through the Arkansas Department of Education. He has also led Opportunity Culture school design in North Carolina’s Edgecombe County Public Schools, Vance County Schools, and Guilford County Schools. Mr. Smith recently developed financial sustainability guidance for the National Center for Teacher Residencies’ partner programs, and he co-authored a case study on Building Pathways, a charter school facilitator incubator in Washington, D.C.