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Ms. Kim Smith

I was born and raised in the small town of Newton, Illinois. After graduating high school I attended Lake Land College where I found a love for children and then moved on to Eastern Illinois University where I graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. This is my 13th year in education and my seventh year teaching Montessori. I previously taught Pre-K and Kindergarten for six years in traditional schools, but I truly believe in the Montessori philosophy. 

I have two children, a daughter who is 9 and is in the fourth grade here at Montessori Academcy for Peace and a 2 year old son who will be attending Pre-K here next year. 

As a Montessori directress, I am fortunate enough to spend my school day with children ages 3-6 to help them develop socially and academically using the Montessori curriculum. My goal is help my students start their educational journey to become life long learners.