Mrs. Lina Smith

Phone: (816) 316-7386


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Lina Smith

10-12 Academic Interventionist

Years of teaching experience:
14 years of experience

Educational background
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Master of Arts in Special Education, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Favorite Quote
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”     Maya Angelou

Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice
I believe all children deserve a safe, caring, respectful, and welcoming environment in which to learn and blossom.  I want to be a catalyst that nurtures learning and a love of learning, that fosters self-actualization, and that cultivates community responsibility in each of my students.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, nature walking, and exploring museums.  Some of my favorite haunts are The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Kauffman Memorial Garden, and Powell Gardens.