Executive Director, New Heights
Ted Smith has been with New Heights since 2005, when New Heights was established as an independent non-profit. Ted worked alongside founder Nick Blatchford, as the first staff member and in 2010 he took over the reigns as Executive Director. Born and raised in New York City, Ted played professional basketball in England from 2000-05. While in England, he worked as a Project Analyst at ARK (Absolute Returns for Kids), a social investor in charitable children’s projects. He received his Master’s Degree in Evidence-Based Social Work from Oxford University (‘04). Ted also did extensive youth development and coaching work in schools and community programs in the greater London area. Ted received his BA in Psychology from Yale University (‘00). As a student-athlete, he was a basketball Academic All-Ivy (‘00) and District 1 Academic All-American.