First Name

Gregory

Last Name

Smith

Bio

Greg Smith grew up and currently teaches in West Salem. After receiving his BS in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University, Greg returned to school to pursue a career as an educator. His first teaching job was at North Salem High School where he was fortunate enough to be able to work with an outstanding mentor-teacher, Don Kirkwood, as a computer science teacher. While at North, he started programs in Computer Support tied to the Students Recycling Use Technology (StRUT) program, North's PGE Electron Run and Electrathon car team, and North's Robotics program. He later moved to West Salem High School, starting their computer science program. He has been working with West Salem's FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team for two years, coached FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams for four years, hosted two FLL Qualifying Tournaments, coached FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics teams for five years, coached VEX Robotics Challenge (VRC) teams for three years, and has hosted three other VRC events. At home, Greg enjoys time with his beautiful wife and four children, helping coach youth flag football, soccer, and basketball teams. His family is also actively involved at church.