Phone: 708-747-3535 ext. 5205
Degrees and Certifications:
Hello, my name is Toya Smith and I will be your child's Kindergarten teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. I have been teaching since 2002. I've taught kindergarten, second and third grades throughout my career. I received my undergraduate at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and my Master's in Early Childhood at Governors State. I graduated with my Master's in School Counseling this past May. I enjoy what I do. Seeing the children blossom from "babies" to independent learners is a wonderful feeling. I believe the parent is the child's first teacher so I am a firm believer in partnering with parents to create a successful learning environment. Kindergarten is such a special time in a child's life. This is where the love for education truly begins to shine through. It is my hope that this school year will be one of the best ever in your child's life!