Brian Smith is currently the RtI and Professional Development Facilitator for Newton-Conover City Schools. He is also a Top Teacher Blogger for Scholastic and an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Brian has delivered a TEDxHickory talk called Building a Better Teacher. He was named to the ASCD Emerging Leader class of 2015. He is the Vice President of the North Carolina branch of the International Dyslexia Association, treasurer of his local chapter of the Autism Society, and a board member of the the Patrick Beaver Learning Resource Center and Newton-Conover Educational Foundation.