Phone: 610-296-6700 ext. 262


Degrees and Certifications:

BA - Criminology MA - Educational Leadership Pa Instructional II - Special Education Pa Supervisory Certification - Special Education

Mr. Dennis Smith

During the remainder of the CoVID 19 related closure I will be maintaining office hours specifically to return parent phone calls, and conference with parents and families. I have set aside 10-12 on M,W, & F's and 1-3 on T & Th's. 

If these times do not work for you, please e-mail me.  If you inlcude the best number to reach you at, and time to do so, I will do my best to contact you at that time. 



I have been continuously working in Special Education since 2001.  I was a part of programs at The Pathway School, and The Devereux Foundation during that time.

I started at Vanguard in 2007.  While at Vanguard I have taught a variety of classes, including:

     Building & Trades, Landscaping, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, & SAT Prep classes.

     Between 2011 and Spring of 2015, I was the College Support Cohort Teacher for The VTC, and taught College Prep. Math.

In the spring of 2015 I became an Interim Program Supervisor in the Elementary School. 

In the fall of 2015 I became the full-time Program Supervisor for the Vanguard Middle School.

In the Spring of  2018 I stepped into the role of Vocational Supervisor.


I took a long and winding professional path of self-discovery before I realized that I was meant to be a Special Education Teacher. I use many of these experiences to help my students navigate their personal challenges in their transitions through life. I believe we can learn from almost anything, if we only have the right guide along the way.