DARLINGTON, S.C. – Robbie Smith will become the new director of the Darlington County Institute of Technology (DCIT), Dr. Eddie Ingram, Darlington County School District superintendent, announced today. Smith, who most recently served as an assistant principal at Darlington High School, will replace retiring director Bert Guerry.
“We are very pleased Robbie will be leading DCIT,” Ingram said. “He brings extensive classroom and administrative skills to the role. Most importantly, however, he brings new ideas, an exciting approach, and a determination to transform DCIT into a robust showcase of 21st century learning. We look forward to seeing what the next year brings for DCIT and for the students of Darlington County.”
During his education career, Smith served as a high school teacher, coach, athletic director and administrator. He began teaching social studies and coaching in 1998 at York Comprehensive High School in York, South Carolina and continued teaching and coaching at Latta High School. In 2003, Smith joined the staff of Darlington High School as a social studies teacher. During his tenure at Darlington High, Smith also served as a driver education teacher, head baseball coach, interim athletic director, textbook coordinator, assistant principal and Ninth Grade Academy administrator.
“I am very excited about this opportunity,” Smith said. “Mr. Guerry and the outstanding faculty and staff at DCIT have worked very hard to develop college- and career-ready students for years. As we look to the future, we will continue striving to create innovators who are prepared to be successful in 21st century careers.”
Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Charleston and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of South Carolina. He earned his Certificate in Educational Leadership from Salem International University in Salem, West Virginia.
Smith will begin at DCIT on July 1.