Deer Park Schools Hires Principal at Amity Elementary

Deer Park Schools Hires Principal at Amity Elementary

Mark Smiley, new Amity principal

Deer Park Schools Hires Principal at Amity Elementary

Wyoming Middle School’s Mark Smiley to start in August 2016

The Deer Park Community City School District (DPCCSD) Board of Education announced Mr. Mark Smiley, Assistant Principal at Wyoming Middle School, as the new Amity Elementary principal, starting August 2016. The former Amity Elementary principal, Dave Bergan, is now the Director of Student Services for DPCCSD.

"I am excited to introduce Mark Smiley as the new principal at Amity Elementary. Mark is a highly experienced and well trained educational leader. With 12 years of first and second grade teaching experience in Indian Hill and four years of administrative experience from Wyoming and Oak Hills, he will be a great addition to our dynamic team here in Deer Park. I look forward to working closely with Mark as he transitions to Amity this summer. Please join me in welcoming Mark Smiley to the Deer Park family," said Jeff Langdon, Superintendent of Deer Park Community City School District.

Smiley has spent the past four years as an assistant principal for both Wyoming Middle School (Wyoming City School District) and Rapid Run Middle School (Oak Hills Local School District). Prior to his roles in administration, Smiley taught first and second grade at Indian Hill Primary School (Indian Hill Exempted Village School District) from 2000-2012. Smiley earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morehead State University, his Master’s Degree of Education Administration from Xavier University, and his Principal’s License from Miami University.

“Deer Park is a community and school district that prides itself on preserving tradition while providing innovative learning experiences for all students.  I am honored to join the leadership team and to serve the students and community of the Deer Park Community City School District.  I look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders to ensure the learning and growth for the students of Amity Elementary School, and am proud to be the newest member of the Deer Park family,” said Mark Smiley.

As the new principal, Smiley looks forward to working with the staff to inspire, lead, and educate Deer Park’s third through sixth grade students. Furthermore, Smiley will have the support of Dave Bergan, former Amity principal and current Director of Student Services, as a guide and he can be sure Bergan will make the transition as comfortable and effortless as possible.

“Mark Smiley will be a great fit for the students, families, and staff of Amity. Mark is bringing to Amity a wealth of classroom and administrative experience from some of the top performing schools in the state,” said Dave Bergan. “I have no doubt that he will lead Amity to continued growth during this exciting time in Deer Park.”

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