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Angie Smith is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Operations and Chief School Business Official for the West Aurora School District. She is responsible for the human resources, finance, transportation, technology and operational needs of the district. West Aurora is a diverse K-12 school district in the western Chicago suburbs with over 12,000 students and 18 school sites. West Aurora has an operating budget of approximately $150 million. Following the successful passage of an $84.2 million capital referendum the district is completing projects including the installation of geothermal heating and cooling at 11 facilities, five additions, the replacement of an elementary school, a new CTE center and a new Early Childhood center. West Aurora has over 2,000 employees including those represented by five collective bargaining units. Prior to her time in West Aurora, Smith served in similar capacities in the Plainfield and Oswego School Districts. In addition to her role as an administrator, Smith spent seven years as a Board of Education member which provides her with unique insight into the role of school boards. Smith holds a BS in Finance, an MBA and is currently in the dissertation writing process towards the completion of her doctorate in Educational Leadership.