Ike Smith

Ike Smith is an Instructional Coach who engages teachers in reflection and growth through intentional questioning and collaboration. Ike believes public education is fundamental to an equitable, democratic society and that supporting beginning teachers is fundamental to preserving public education.

Ike taught high school English, served in a K-12 district central office, led a support center for pre-service teachers, and taught as an adjunct instructor. He is always working to improve his coaching practice by being a better listener and thought partner.

Ike was the 2013-2014 Craven County Schools Teacher of the Year, a member of the 2020-2021 Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), and the 2020-2021 Reich College of Education Outstanding Adjunct Instructor. Ike holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

When Ike is not coaching and teaching, Ike can be found drinking coffee, listening to records and podcasts, doing escape rooms, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog.