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Mrs. 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 ninth year in education and my third year at Garfield Montessori. I previously taught Pre-K and Kindergarten for six years in traditional schools, but I truly believe in the Montessori philosophy.
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.