Tallahassee, FL. – Marian W. Smith, a professor in Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) College of Education, has been invited to be a member of the Commission on the Development and Preparation for Teaching the Whole Child of the Association of Teacher Educators, (ATE).
“I am excited about having Dr. Smith as a member of this commission,” said Paul Paese, president elect of the ATE.
Founded in 1920, ATE is an individual membership organization and with a primary mission devoted to the improvement of teacher education, both for school-based and post secondary teacher educators.
“I am ecstatic of the possibility of serving on such a commission,” Smith said. “It is an honor to have been invited and the idea that others think that the contributions you have make in education are worthy for consideration makes all the years I have given to education worth while.”
Smith is a member of the Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) a chapter of FTA. As a member she made presentations such as
“It takes a village to teach a child,” “Integrating Technology in the Classroom" and "Benjamin Banneker: The Man, the Mathematician, The Scientist" both in Florida and nationally.
Smith has been a FAMU faculty member since 1991. She has previously served as chair of the Department of Elementary Education and as the assistant dean of administrative services in the College of Education.
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