(BENTON, IL) — The Benton School District 47 School Board Tuesday named Stephen C. Smith as its new superintendent replacing Dr. Jay Goble, who is leaving Friday after six years to become superintendent of the North Mac School District in Macoupin County. Smith, who is originally from Marion, is currently superintendent of Dupo Community Unit School District 196 in Dupo, near St. Louis. He has been in this role for the last four years. Smith worked at Carbondale Community High School for eight years where he was a teacher, assistant principal and girl’s golf coach, and in 2002 became principal of Marion High School. He was there for 11 years. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Murray State University. He has a master’s in education administration from SIU and a doctorate in educational administration from Oakland City University.