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Cortney Smith

Cortney Smith is the Executive Director of District Operations for Ector County Independent School District (ECISD) in Odessa, TX. He is currently in his 18th year in education. His career in education began in Lubbock, TX, where he taught History and served as the Head Boys Golf Coach at Lubbock High School for 10 years.

Cortney transitioned from the classroom into District Operations when he began working as an Energy Specialist in Lubbock in 2013. Serving in the same role, Cortney moved back to Odessa in 2016, shortly thereafter, he became the Director of Custodial Operations for ECISD where he served for 2 years. One year later he was selected to his current role as Executive Director of District Operations.

Cortney grew up in Odessa and is a product of ECISD. He graduated from Permian High School in 1998 and holds a bachelor's degree in History from Texas Tech University. He is the proud father of his nine-year-old daughter Lennon and his five-year-old son Liam.