Mission in Action Teacher Advisory Council

Virginia Teacher Advisory Council Member (Week 2): Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith

West Potomac High School
10th-12th Grade
Years as an Educator: 6


Bradley Smith serves on the Board of Directors for the Mount Vernon Regional Historical Society and is a member of Virginia Wesleyan University’s Parent Council. Mr. Smith was selected as West Potomac High School’s 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year and West Potomac High School pyramid’s 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. Prior to teaching, he worked for two nonprofits in their government relations/public relations offices for 20 years. Brad started his career working for a member of the House of Representatives. History has always been his passion. He teaches with this quote from Beyoncé as his guide, “the past and the future merge to meet us here.”

How familiar are you with the American Civil War? What aspect(s) do you find most fascinating or compelling?

“Pretty familiar. Vicksburg, Shiloh, Gettysburg. I am interested in learning more about the Wilderness campaigns. I had a distant relative who died as part of Ohio’s 5th Regiment.”