Dr. Raymond Smith
Dr. Raymond L. Smith is an author consultant with Corwin Press. Prior to joining Corwin, Dr. Smith served as adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center, teaching within a principal preparation program. Dr. Smith’s diverse experience includes over thirty-eight years of teaching and leadership at the building (high school principal), central-office (director of secondary education), and university levels.
Subsequent to completing his doctorate in educational leadership and innovation in 2007, Dr. Smith pursued his area of specialty and passion in leadership development by authoring several articles for the Ohio Department of Education, coauthoring four books, the first titled School Improvement for the Net Generation (2010), the second titled The Reflective Leader: Implementing A Multidimensional Leadership Performance System (2012), the third titled Evaluating Instructional Leadership: Recognized Practices for Success (2015), and the fourth titled Impact Coaching: Scaling Instructional Leadership (2018).
In addition to writing about leadership and leadership development, Dr. Smith is an activator of learning, leading others in workshops around Professor John Hattie’s research in visible learning, as he is one of twenty-one Visible LearningPlus Consultants with Corwin. He also conducts workshops in Dr. James Popham’s research around designing and implementing defensible teacher evaluation programs.