Barry Smith

Mr. Smith is originally from Byrdstown Tennessee.  He is a graduate of Pickett County High School.  Barry has a Bachelor’s of Industrial Arts degree and a Masters in Administrative Supervision.  Before coming to us Barry worked in Pickett County as a girls’ basketball coach for 11 years, as Assistant Principal for 7 years and Principal for 4 years at the High School.  With Smith County he has served as Special Education Supervisor for 12 years, SCHS Girls Basketball 11 years and now in the 4th year as our Director of Schools.
We are very proud to be named an Exemplary School System.  This is a great honor and shows the dedication and experience our staff as a whole.  Great parents, students, and community support.  “I believe the best people in the world live in Smith County Tennessee.”  I am the luckiest person in the world to get to work with all these people each day.

MORE INFO ON SMITH COUNTY SCHOOLS CAN BE FOUND AT:
https://www.smithcoedu.com/

Address

126 Smith County Middle School Lane
Carthage, TN 37030-1879

Phone
(615) 735-9625

Fax
615-735-8271

School Addresses and Contacts

Carthage Elementary School
Grades Pre-K – 4

Principal: Lashea Johnson
Assistant Principal: Susie Woodard 
149 Skyline Drive
Carthage, TN 37030 

(615) 735-0433 Grades 
Fax 615-735-8256
Smith County Alternative Education 
Grades 5 -12
Principal: Scott Murray 
207 Main Street N
Carthage, TN 37030 

(615) 735-9646 
Fax – 615-735-9849
 
Defeated Elementary School
Grades Pre-K – 8

Principal: Meranda Cook 
451 Defeated Creek Hwy
Carthage, TN 37030 

(615) 774-3150  
Fax – 315-774-3900
 
Smith County High School 
Grades 9 – 12

Principal: Tim Towns
Assistant Principals: Dustin Whitaker, Annette Hord 
312 Fite Ave. East
Carthage, TN 37030 

(615) 735-9219 
Fax – 615-735-9049
Forks River School 
Grades Pre-K – 8 

Principal: Leslie Pope 
611 Cookeville Hwy
Elmwood, TN 38560 

(615) 897-2676 
Fax – 615-897-2222
 
Smith County Middle School
Grades 5 – 8

Principal: Kelly Bell
Assistant Principal: Christina Watts Martin
134 SCMS Lane
Carthage, TN 37030 

(615) 735-8277  
Fax – 615-735-8255
Gordonsville Elementary School 
Grades 3 – 6 

Principal: Scott Clemons 
Assistant Principal: Rachel Kelley
100 Main Street East
Gordonsville, TN 38563 

(615) 683-8252  
Fax – 615-683-8253
Union Heights School
Grades Pre-K – 8 

Principal: Wendolyn Kittrell 
663 Lebanon Hwy
Carthage, TN 37030 

(615) 735-1975  
Fax – 615-735-0667
 
Gordonsville High School 
Grades 7 – 12 

Principal: Shane Vaden 
Assistant Principals: Butch Agee, Mac Petty 
110 Main Street East
Gordonsville, TN 38563 

(615) 683-8245 Grades 7 – 12 
Fax – 615-683-5193
Smith County Board of Education 
Director: Barry H. Smith 
126 S.C.M.S. Lane
Carthage, TN 37030 
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00pm Mon-Fri
(615) 735-9625 
Fax – 615-735-8271
 
New Middleton School
Grades Pre-K – 2

Principal: Shawn Frye
Assistant Principal:Leigh Petty
402 New Middleton Hwy
Gordonsville, TN
(615)683-8563 (615) 683-8411 

Fax – 615-683-8422​​

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