Mr. Marvin Smith                                   
     My name is Marvin Smith, and I'm so honored and blessed to be the Principal here at East Middle School.  I am entering my 22nd year of education in North Carolina.  I taught 3rd, 5th and 6th grades for 14 years before becoming an Assistant Principal for 6 years before coming to East last year.  I earned my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Elementary Education from East Carolina University, Go Pirates.  I earned a Master's degree in School Administration from Appalachian State University, and I'm currently working on my Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Appalachian State University.  I truly believe in being a lifelong learner and that we can always improve.  
    My main goal as principal of EMS is to create a safe, positive learning environment, where students can feel safe to explore, learn and grow.  I want students to be treated as individuals, and I want them to find and explore their own passions.  Every student is unique, and it's important to me that they feel loved and respected as individuals.  Building relationships with students and families is of the upmost importance to me.  My staff and I will continue to add things to our toolboxes to ensure that we focus on the whole child and we will continue to deepen our commitment to helping students learn and grow.
    When I'm not at school or doing grad school work, you will find me spending time with my two sons, Braden (13) and Mason (8).  We love to be outside where they play a variety of sports, we love fishing, and I love golf.  I am excited to be an EMS Knight, and I look forward to continuing the sustained excellence in our school and community.  It is important in these middle years that parents remain involved in our students' learning.  We always welcome parents and guardians to be part of our learning community by visiting, volunteering, and attending PTO and School Improvement Team meetings.  We need your support as we participate in athletics, and most importantly, stay in communication with your child's teachers.  Thank you for your continued support of the EMS community, and as always, Go Knights!!!
    Please feel free to contact me at (910) 428-3278 or by email at marvin.d.smith@montgomery.k12.nc.us

Last Modified on October 9, 2023