Dr. Greg Smith, TCTA 2012-13 Administrator of the Year (Central Office)Dr. Greg Smith
Clear Creek ISD

Dr. Greg Smith, superintendent of schools for Clear Creek ISD, is TCTA's 2012-13 Administrator of the Year (central office category). TCTA annually presents its Administrator of the Year Award to recognize exemplary leaders in Texas public schools.

Smith was nominated for the award by Clear Creek CTA, a local affiliate of the statewide TCTA. “CCISD truly has become the hub of the community under Dr. Smith’s leadership,” the nomination stated. “He has built relationships across two counties and 13 cities. He manages expectations from rocket scientists and establishes trust with new immigrants. His people skills have united the community and created enthusiasm for education.”

Smith, who was also named 2012 Texas Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards, has served as Clear Creek ISD superintendent since 2008. Prior to that, he was superintendent of schools for Alvin ISD and has also worked in Pearland, Galveston and Houston ISDs. He began his career in education in 1982 as an elementary and junior high teacher in Houston. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree from Oakland University, his master’s from University of Houston-Clear Lake, and his doctorate from Texas A&M University.

“I am truly humbled as a recipient of this award,” says Smith, “especially because it comes from such a stellar professional organization, which represents our teachers in the trenches.”

TCTA honored Smith and other award winners Jan. 24, 2013, at an awards banquet during the TCTA Convention in Austin. Watch video of Smith accepting the award.