James G. Smith, Ed.D.
I consider it a privilege and honor to serve as superintendent of the Richmond County School Division, a system widely known for academic as well as athletic achievements.
Our focus is the children. Everything that we do in our schools affects the students. In order to help every student realize his or her maximum potential, we offer exceptional learning opportunities. Through quality programs and instructional practices, we strive to educate the whole child. A well-rounded education that includes a strong educational foundation, technology, career/technical applications, and college dual-enrollment opportunities allows our students to become productive members of a global society.
We are fortunate to have a staff of highly qualified professionals who embrace our motto, “Committed to Excellence in Education.” They, along with parents, citizens, businesses leaders, and local government work together to provide the best educational experiences possible for our students.
Education is continually evolving and we are prepared to adjust and refocus to meet new challenges and expectations. We are working diligently to provide the most modern, up-to-date facilities and innovative programs for our students to use now and in the future. We invite you to become a partner in our quest to develop the best school system in Virginia
We are proud of our schools and invite you to visit them either in person or through our school web pages. Please feel free to contact me or any member of my staff with suggestions, questions or concerns. Our doors are always open and we appreciate input from our community.