ERS Team

Angela King Smith


Dr. Angela King Smith joined ERS as a partner in September 2021.She brings more than 20 years of education leadership experience to ERS. As chief strategy officer for Atlanta Public Schools, she led the development and execution of the district’s strategic plan and other transformational efforts. She started in the district as a teacher in 2003 and subsequently took on other strategic roles, engaging colleagues and community in solving tough challenges and building a motivating workplace culture to help the district achieve its goals.

Previously, King Smith was a business consultant at the North Highland Company and Accenture, advising corporations and large nonprofit organizations in the areas of transformation, strategy, change management, and organizational effectiveness. She earned a doctorate in learning, leadership and organizational development at the University of Georgia, a master’s in business administration at Clark Atlanta University, and a bachelor’s in business administration at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Previous Experience

Chief Strategy Officer

Atlanta Public Schools

Chief Engagement Officer

Atlanta Public Schools

Special Assistant Superintendent

Atlanta Public Schools

Senior Manager

The North Highland Company

Teacher, Program Manager, Director of Strategic Programs and Partnerships

Atlanta Public Schools

Analyst, Consultant, Manager



EdD, Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development

University of Georgia – College of Education

MBA, Finance

Clark Atlanta University

B.S., Business Administration

University of Tennessee-Knoxville


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