Born in Flint, MI, Dr. Rajah Smart's favorite pastime is writing. With seven books in his portfolio and continues to develop ideas for various projects. Dr. Smart is currently contracting with various educational organizations to support their work in the education services area. The work involves data systems development, building capacity, drafting grants, and writing for organizations seeking program approval. His professional background includes over 20 years of work in education including teaching school administration, state education consultant, department chair, grant writing, and program evaluation. Dr. Smart recently completed his doctoral studies in educational leadership at the University of Michigan.  



  • 2018                 Authored the USDOE, Charter Schools Program grant for the Michigan Department of                                           Education (awarded 47 million dollars)

  • 2017 - 2019      King, Chavez, Parks Fellowship Award recipient

  • 2014                  Black Rain made required reading for Schoolcraft College & book of the month for October 

  • 2008 - 2009    Clarity of Absence added to shelves of Barnes and Noble stores as an independent author

  • 2007                 Recognized for program improvement of over 90% attendance in 21stCCLC by MSU at Bunch                              Elementary, Flint, MI

  • 2000 - 2001    Recognized for mentorship work with youth Michigan Youth Challenge program

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