Phone: 910-381-0827


Degrees and Certifications:

Associates in Arts Bachelor's of Science Child Development BK CPR/First Aid Certified CPI Certified

Ms. Kristal "Alex" Smith

My name is Ms. Smith I am a preschool teacher at Summersill Elementary. I have been teaching my own classroom since August 2018. I am from Richlands, NC born and raised. I graduated from Richlands High School in 2009, a year early. I recieved my Associates degree at Coastal Carolina Community College. In 2015, I moved to Boone, NC and finished the last part of my degree at Appalachian State University in Child Development B-K. In 2016, I moved back to Richlands, NC to be with my family and continued my degree online because I was pregnant with my daughter, Paisley and wanted to be near my family. I graduated with honors in May 2018. My daughter Paisley is my only child she was born at the beginning of the year in 2017. I love dogs, I have three at home, all who have been rescued. When I am not at work, I am spending time with my daughter Paisley. We love going to the beach, pool, fishing, and hanging out with friends.

I love working with children. I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a child. I tried a few different majors after high school for a semester but, always made my way back to my degree in teaching. Eventually, I would like to get my master's degree in another area working with children and families. I love working with children and families which, is a big reason I choose preschool because we are very family involved. 

-Alex Smith, Preschool Teacher 

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