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Principal's Message

Dear Smith Families,

I am extremely excited to be the principal at Smith Middle School. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and provide you information about my background.

My name is Ryan Rogers and I am a graduate of Tippecanoe High School and received my bachelor’s degree in Pre-Med/Biology from Bowling Green State University. I received my teaching certification from the University of Dayton where I also have a master’s degree in Education as well as my principal’s license. I have been in education as either a coach, teacher, or administrator since the 1992.

 I spent eleven years as a teacher at L.T. Ball Junior High School in Tipp City where I taught Earth Science and Physical Science. My years as an administrator have been in two districts. I was the principal for Dixie Middle School for 1 year before accepting the position of assistant principal at Butler High School. I held an assistant principal title for my eleven years at Butler High School, but during that time I also held the title of athletic director for four years as well. At the end of October in 2016, I became the principal at Smith Middle School.

I married my high school/college sweetheart (Rochelle) in the summer of 1992 and we have three adult sons. We absolutely cherish the time we get to spend with our children. It is an amazing experience to watch them continue to grow into strong, successful men.

The staff at Smith Middle School is comprised of excellent teachers. We will continue to do our best to provide your child with the best education possible. When making decisions, the Smith staff will always keep in mind the best interest of children. Each year we ask the students to follow three basic principles:

  1. Come to school every day.
  2. Try your hardest in all that you do.
  3. Be kind to everyone.

Education of children is a partnership between home and school. I encourage you to become an active participant in your child’s education. Please contact me at 937-415-7000 or at with any questions or concerns.



T. Ryan Rogers
Smith Middle School