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Rajah E. Smart, Ed.D.

Vice President of Strategy, Technical Assistance, and Policy

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Dr. Smart is an expert in strategic planning, continuous improvement, and operational improvement with more than 20 years of experience.

Dr. Smart serves as Vice President of Strategy, Technical Assistance, and Policy. He is responsible for designing and implementing technical assistance (TA) and leading the TA team to assess and redesign approaches and strategies on the project. He works with partners to plan and implement customized TA, program evaluations, and reports and provides support and thought leadership to improve capacity systems.

In addition, Dr. Smart serves as Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation in the College of Education at Tennessee State University and Co-Principal Investigator for the Michigan Public School Finance research project at Eastern Michigan University.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Western Michigan University, graduating in 2000, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on educational leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2006, and a Doctor of Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership from the University of Michigan in August 2018.

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