Dr. Hamilton Elijah Smith

    7th Grade English Teacher

    MTSS/SST Chair and MTSS Focus Team

    Austin Road Middle School




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    Dr. Smith is an English teacher at Austin Road Middle School. He provides school-wide reading interventions and blended instruction using the Read 180 Universal program. Dr. Smith is a first-generation college graduate; earning his Bachelor of Science degree in three years from Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. He also earned a Master of Science in Education from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, Educational Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and doctorate in educational leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

    He began his teaching career as a Graduate Teaching Associate at the University of New Orleans and Instructional Assistant at McDonogh #35 Senior High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Most recently, Mr. Smith taught 2nd and 4th grade at a Title I elementary school in Decatur, Georgia. He is certified in Educational Leadership - Tier II, Middle Grades Language Arts (4-8), Special Education/Early Childhood Education (P-5), and Health & PE (P-12).

    Favorite Quote: “I have never encountered any children in any group who are not geniuses. There is no mystery on how to teach them. The first thing you do is treat them like human beings and the second thing you do is love them.” - Dr. Asa Hilliard




    Austin Road Middle School strives to develop a nurturing school community that encourages academic success for each student through a rigorous curriculum and extracurricular opportunities supported by dedicated teachers and staff.  Each student will become a contributing citizen of our community and global environment.


    Austin Road Middle School will cultivate an environment for creativity, innovation and leadership where we exceed expectations every day. 


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