Judy Smith, Math & Reading Specialist
Judy is a lifelong educator with experience in a wide variety of educational settings. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in English education. She began teaching in the late seventies and has taught grades two through eight in both regular education and special education classrooms. She has taught life skills to adult mentally handicapped students, taught adult female prison trainees to read; founded The Apple House Cooperative Preschool in Danville, Indiana; and curated the Children’s Literature Collection at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where she received her Masters of Arts in Elementary education. Before leaving the classroom in 2018 to work individually with students with dyslexia, Judy had over thirty-five years of classroom experience and held Georgia State teacher certification in all subjects, grades K-8, and English, grades 9-12.
Throughout her career, teaching reading has been Judy’s passion. She has training in both the Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham program and the Intermediate Orton-Gillingham program. She is trained in Lindamood-Bell LIPs and Seeing Stars programs, and Handwriting Without Tears, K-5. Judy is an Atlanta native and has two amazing adult children who have lived and traveled worldwide. She loves knitting, traveling, hiking and of course, reading.