Degrees and Certifications:
Paine College (B.S. in Early Childhood Education) Augusta State University (M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction) Augusta State University (Ed. S. in Teaching and Learning) Highly Qualified in the areas of: Montessori ECE and Montessori Elementary 1 Early Childhood and Elementary Education Endorsements in the following areas: Read2Succeed, Gifted & Talented, ESOL
Mrs. Lillian Smith
Greetings! It is my honor to serve as your child's Lower Montessori teacher! Montessori is full of opportunities for students to observe, discover, and experiment, allowing for the child's natural curiosity to direct their learning. For that reason, I am truly excited about watching OUR children grow and learn this school year!
I began my teaching career in my hometown of Atlanta, Georgia and after three successful years of teaching, I was awarded Teacher of the Year. I have taught grades K-4 throughout my 9 years of being an educator, and each new year motivates me to continuously strive to help my students become life-long learners.
My philosophy of education is "Every student can learn, just not in the same way.” Each child is a unique individual who needs guided instruction that will address the needs of their learning style. It is my desire as an educator to meet those needs by providing a secure, nurturing, and stimulating atmosphere in which students grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. My focus is to maximize every learning opportunity so that students can excel to their fullest learning potential and take ownership for their learning. I believe all students are gifted; they just open their gifts at different times.
Let's have a Tigerrrriffic school year!!