Bartlesville High School’s Eliot Smith moving to Wayside Assistant Principal

Bartlesville High School Assistant Principal Eliot Smith will be moving to the position of Assistant Principal at Wayside Elementary School beginning July 1, 2022 as current Elementary Dean Amanda Daniels transitions back to the classroom.

Eliot Smith was named the 2018 Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals (OASSP). Superintendent Chuck McCauley commented, “Eliot is an outstanding leader and an integral part of our leadership team. His next step with BPS is to lead a school, and this move to Wayside to work with Principal Copeland and their excellent staff will prepare him well.”

Smith has been with the district since 2012, serving as Assistant Principal over Freshman Academy for the last seven years, and previously as Assistant Principal at Mid-High from 2012-2015.

This is Smith’s 21st year in education. He began his career as a student teacher at Alva High School in the Spring 2001, taught math and coached at Bartlesville Mid-High from 2001-2004, taught math and coached at Barnsdall from 2004-2009, and was the Assistant Principal at Barnsdall from 2009-2012.

Smith and his wife, Brooke, live in Bartlesville with their two sons, Dake and Hudson, who attend Wayside Elementary.