Mr. Rick Smith is a graduate of St. John Fisher College and SUNY Cortland. His journey in education has included teaching in grades 2 through 5, being a Reading Specialist and a Success For All Coordinator. He then moved on to become a Vice Principal at School #6 where his love for education drove positive change in the school community. His Principal endeavors started at School #25 where his passion for kids and education was evident in his being voted one of two people in the district to achieve a vote of 100% confidence by his staff. He moved on to be Principal at John Marshall High School and now leads from his heart and passion at School #43. He truly believes that if it is good for the kids he will make it happen. He is the proud father of two beautiful daughters and in his free time he enjoys most sports but has a particular love for golf.