Mark Smith



I grew up in Florida, but have lived in Nebraska for about 20 years. I chose a career in education because I have always enjoyed working with young people. It is exciting to play a role in students’ lives as they transition into young adulthood.

Roles at Quest Forward Academy

I have been with Quest Forward Academy since it began in 2017. My role as Director involves leading the school in a similar capacity as a school principal. This involves the day-to-day management of the school, and also providing leadership as we continue to add new programs and opportunities for a growing school.

  • BS Science Education
  • MEd Educational Administration
  • EdS Superintendent and Leadership (expected graduation December 2020)
Before Quest Forward Academy
  • 4 years as Assistant Principal at Fremont High School, Fremont, NE
  • 9 years as Dean of Students at Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE
  • 4 years as a chemistry and physics teacher at Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE
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