His first administrative position, in 1998, was as principal of Bradford High School, a small, rural school of around 65 students. After serving two years in that district, he became principal of Peoria Heights High School, a school of about 250 students, in the year 2000. At that time, he and his family moved to the community of Morton, where they now reside.
In 2005, after a five-year tenure at Peoria Heights, Mr. Smock earned his Educational Specialist Degree (Ed. S), or Superintendent's Certification, from ISU and was hired as principal of Pekin Community High School, a school of over 2,200 students. After two years in that role, he was hired as Assistant Superintendent of Morton School District in the spring of 2007.
Mr. Smock and his family have lived in Morton for over eleven years, and he and his wife, Peggy, are both graduates of Tremont High School. They were blessed with three children. Cassie, Ryan, and Kayla all attend Morton Schools. The Smocks are very thankful for the outstanding school system and for the wonderful community in which they live.