A longstanding administrator with a depth of experience districtwide, Superintendent of Schools Kathleen A. Smith, JD served as the Director of Community Schools in Brockton for 12 years before being named Superintendent in 2013. As Community Schools Director, she oversaw all summer and before- and after-school programs, including curriculum development, staff development and program evaluation. She has been employed by the Brockton Public Schools for 36 years, beginning as an elementary school special education and Title I teacher. She has also served as a school adjustment counselor for nine years, as Communities and Schools for Career Success entrepreneur from 1999-2000 and as MCAS manager from 2000 to 2001. Mrs. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in special education and elementary education from Westfield State College, a master’s degree in guidance counseling from Bridgewater State College and a juris doctorate from New England School of Law.