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Principal's Bio

Ms. Cathleen Smith – Primary School Principal

Ms. Cathleen Smith graduated Rowan University in 1998. She was a 7th Grade Science Teacher for seven years at Delsea Regional School District. During those seven years, she was actively involved in extra-curricular activities, for example: Renaissance, Natural Helpers, Mentoring, Soccer, Cross Country, Track and Basketball Coaches. She was also the head basketball coach at the high school level for a number of years.


Egg Harbor Township hired Ms. Smith as an assistant principal at the E.H. Slaybaugh School in 2005. Ms. Cathleen Smith worked as an assistant principal at the Joyanne D. Miller School for two years before being promoted to the C.J. Davenport Complex in 2009 as principal. Ms. Smith effectively led two buildings with passion that housed approximately 950 students.


Ms. Cathleen Smith brings her experiences as a teacher and administrator to Ocean City Primary School. She feels, “It is an honor to be joining the prestigious Ocean City School District. As an experienced Primary School Principal, I am most looking forward to taking an active role in ensuring the best possible education for our students, the children of Ocean City. I look forward to be “Partners in Progress” with students, staff, parents, the Board of Education and the community of Ocean City. I am excited to be working with Dr. Taylor to continue the excellence in education that Ocean City has achieved.”


Ms. Smith has 2 daughters, one who will be entering the Ocean City School District as 1 of the 100 choice school students for the 2013-2014 School Year!


Ms. Smith shares her reason for choosing the Ocean City School District: Ocean City School District is an innovative School District who has proven to be a leader in the world of education in the state of New Jersey and in the nation as well! It is known to be a dynamic School District that puts education first and provides the students with a cutting edge experience. Dr. Taylor leads with passion and has a clear vision for the Ocean City School District which is to be the best. She is the epitome of being “Committed to Excellence.” That dedication and desire resonates with me and makes me excited to be joining her team!!!


Ms. Smith’s goal for her 1st year of teaching in the Ocean City School District: “I am eagerly looking forward to continuing my journey in education with the Ocean City School District.  Together, with the dedicated educators of the Primary School, I look forward to continuing the legacy of academic excellence that Ocean City School District has achieved and to be “Partners in Progress” with the students, parents, staff, and the community of Ocean City. Not only first year will be one focused upon developing relationships, I will be committed to carrying out the vision of being “Committed to Excellence.”