Cory Ann Smith
Cory is a middle school principal in Broward County, Florida, where she has spent the last 21 years educating and leading a diverse population of learners at both the middle and high school levels.
Cory’s focus as an instructional leader is to ignite student passion for lifelong learning through advanced technology, rigorous classroom instruction, and community outreach, creating civic-minded citizens with global perspectives. She believes this is accomplished when all students are given opportunities to build 21st century success skills through Project Based Learning experiences in every classroom. Her passion for engaging and inspiring her community of stakeholders while motivating and supporting students to reach their highest potential has resulted in a culture of shared responsibility for student success. She is fully committed to leading the integration and implementation of PBL in her school as well as supporting schools across the entire district to ensure that ALL students learn through Gold Standard designed projects.