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Faculty Profile
Kristie Smith
Teacher Assistant Kindergarten
Kristie Smith is serving as a teacher assistant in the second grade. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Georgia State University. Following her college graduation, Smith worked in higher education administration for nine years at Georgia State University and also for Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society for college freshmen. When her children were born, she became a stay-at-home mom; after seven years of staying at home, her kids entered Whitefield and Smith became a substitute teacher as well as an active volunteer. A Whitefield parent, Smith loves the Whitefield community and is an active volunteer. She has also taught in the children's ministry at The Church of the Apostles for the last 10 years.

On a professional note


Why Whitefield?
When my husband and I were considering schools for our children we knew we wanted a Christ centered school. We wanted a place that shared our same beliefs and values to reinforce what we were teaching at home. We knew Whitefield was that place as soon as we visited. There is just such a sense of His presence on campus. It has become even more evident the more time we are here that not only are our children being taught truth by godly teachers, they are also being taught on a level of academic excellence that you don't find in other schools. As a family we are extremely thankful for the blessing that is Whitefield Academy!

What I love about teaching:
I love being able to become invested in these kids’ lives. Being able to plant seeds of faith and knowledge that will produce so much fruit in their lives is a great blessing to me. I also love seeing how He uses their strengths and their weaknesses to mold them into the unique person He has created. I love to pray over them and imagine what great plans He has for them.


On a personal note


My family:
I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Greg, for over 17 years. We have two children, Tal ('24) and Mary Grace ('25).

Hometown:
Dallas, GA