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Greetings! I'm Dr. Jared Smith. I'm an educator, author, speaker, fitness enthusiast, and lifelong learner.

In 2008 I accepted my first job as a school administrator. “This leadership thing can’t be too complicated” I predicted while preparing for my new endeavor. However, it didn’t take long to discover I was in over my head. Whereas I survived four years of (mediocre) teaching through determination and perseverance, I couldn’t fake my way through supervising adults. I quickly realized if I didn’t learn how to lead, I would forever be miserable at work. 

So I went back to school to earn my superintendent’s license and PhD in educational leadership. As I progressed through my coursework, I was motivated by the results. Not only was my confidence as a leader growing, I also began to see the positive impact lifelong learning had on all aspects of my life.

After earning my doctorate, my appreciation for learning continued to evolve. By 2019 I accumulated a large amount of research and content but didn’t have a way to share my findings. I decided creating a website would allow me to share my experiences with others. 

I am excited to share my passion for lifelong learning with others!

MY STORY

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LEARNING CURVE
LESSONS LEARNED ON LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION & PERSONAL GROWTH

TESTIMONIALS

"I purchased this book for my mother, Theresa M. Schiffer, and she gives it five stars! She doesn’t have access to the internet, so she asked me to quote her directly in a review….”This book is pivotal. I am having a hard time putting it down! I’m learning so much! Jared is funny, candid, and uncomplicated. Humility like nothing I’ve ever seen before! He is so teachable and humble! He shares what he’s learning and invites others to do the same! So inspirational and funny! I just keep laughing and it's a great feeling! This book is not just for educators—it applies to all! 'Learning Curve' should be required reading for everyone"

Theresa M. Schiffer, former Corporate Secretary