Mr. Patrick Smith

Mr. Patrick Smith became principal of Douglas High School in 2019 and has served in the Marshall County School System for the past 22 years. Mr. Smith spent nine years as a high school teacher and 12 years as a high school counselor before becoming an administrator. Prior to working as an educator, Mr. Smith also wrote for a newspaper and worked in law enforcement. Mr. Smith has a bachelor's degree in history and political science, master's and Ed.S. degrees in secondary education curriculum, and master's level certifications in school counseling and instructional leadership. He has been married to his wife Angie for the past 24 years and they have two sons. Angie has taught at Douglas Elementary School for the past 16 years. They are longtime members of Douglas First Baptist Church. 

 Message from the principal:

I would like to take this opportunity to express how excited I am to be a part of the Eagle family. Douglas High School is truly a special place where our faculty and staff take ownership over the success of our students. We are committed to offering our students a rich educational experience where they can pursue whatever dreams they may have.

Our students have the opportunity to participate in one of our many AP programs or to take college courses through one of our local community colleges. Marshall County offers some of the strongest career tech programs in the state and the majority of our students choose to participate in one of those programs either on campus or at Marshall Technical School. Douglas High School is also proud to offer our students the opportunity to participate in one or more of our many athletic programs or to participate in our choral or band program. Finally, we offer our students a variety of clubs in which to participate.

Research tells us that kids who are actively involved in school are far more likely to graduate so we encourage all of our students to get involved! If I can ever be of any assistance, feel free to contact me at 256-593-2810 or via email at

Thank you and Go Eagles!

Patrick Smith