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Dan Smith, AACS Board President
Why have you chosen to serve on the AACS Board of Directors?

As a parent of three AACS students, I have experienced, first hand, the blessing that our school is to students and families. I have developed a love for AACS and her faculty, families, and leaders, and desire to help sustain our efforts to partner with parents in the education and discipleship of our children. As an appointed member of our Board, I also offer perspective with the hopes of helping AACS continue to embrace the principles and values upon which she was founded.

What do you do when you are not at AACS?

I serve as an Associate Pastor for Discipleship at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis. In this role I have the privilege to give oversight to our church's ministry to Men, Women, Youth, and Children - giving more direct leadership to our Men's Ministry.

Tell us about your family.

My wife, Sandy, and I have been married since 1991 and we have three children that are quickly moving toward adulthood. Our eldest son graduated from AACS in 2014 and is attending Eastern University near Philadelphia. Our younger son is a member of the AACS class of 2016, and our daughter is a member of the AACS class of 2018. Our family actively (and at times passionately) participates in Soccer, Lacrosse, and Choral Music programs at AACS.

Where did you grow up?

My childhood was spent primarily in Bowie, Maryland (The "K" Section), where I attended Kenilworth Elementary and Tasker Middle School. After 8th Grade, my family moved to Annapolis. My parents still live in Epping Forest, in the house that was once a summer cottage belonging to my grandparents.

Describe a perfect Saturday morning?

During the school year, the perfect Saturday morning involves sleeping a little later than usual and then chasing our kids to their various athletic activities. In the summertime, it would somehow involve the Severn River and our family.

What's one of your favorite Bible passages and why?

"For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, 'Abba Father.' The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children." Romans 8:15, 16

It is an amazing thing that someone like me would be welcomed into God's family as his child. He invites me to call Him "Father"! He could not love us more......and He will not love us less.

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