Phone: (816) 316-7386
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Lina Smith
10-12 Academic Interventionist
Years of teaching experience:
14 years of experience
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Master of Arts in Special Education, University of Missouri, Kansas City
“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.
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.