Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Liz Smith, and I am so grateful to spend my days with amazing 2nd graders at the Primary School. I received my BFA in Visual Arts, with a concentration in early childhood education, from Ohio University in 2001 and used my passion for the arts and education to teach preschool, and work in the non-profit sector advocating for arts education at the state level.
As my own children entered their elementary school years, I decided to return to school and earn my early childhood teaching certificate–one of the best decisions I ever made. I have been teaching at New Albany Primary School since 2017, and received my MEd from Ashland University in December of 2023. To instill a love of learning in my students is a gift that I am so thankful to be able to help implement.