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My name is Tim Eskridge and I am the new Principal at Smithsburg High School.  I am entering my 12th year as an administrator in Washington County Public Schools.  During my leadership career, I served as an assistant principal at Northern Middle and Smithsburg High School.  My most recent leadership experience was serving as the Principal at Clear Spring High School from 2019-2022.  It is with great excitement that I am able to rejoin the Leopard community and continue the many traditions that make Smithsburg a special place to attend high school. 

Our core focus will be to develop student disciplinary literacy skills that ensure all students graduating from Smithsburg High School will be successful at the next level.  We want to offer our students a variety of educational opportunities that enable students to select a path that aligns with their future goals beyond high school.  I believe one of the major factors that sets Smithsburg apart is the community support for academic, music, arts, and athletic programs.  I look forward to continuing the long-standing excellence that is associated with graduating from Smithsburg High School. 


Tim Eskridge