Jasmine Smith is a native of St. Louis Missouri and is a graduate of Tennessee State University the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, and Lesley University. She has an Undergraduate degree in Business Administration-Marketing, a Master of Science in Post-Secondary Education with a focus on Curriculum and Supervision, and Masters of Educational Technology with a certificate in TESOL education.
Jasmine has over 15 years of experience in education both in K-12 as well as higher educations. Throughout her educational career, she has been recognized in many ways. She was awarded the Rotary Club Scholar of St. Louis MO, J. Clayton Arnold Scholarship, the THEC African American Teaching Scholarship, and the Russell E. Leed Scholarship for academic excellence. In addition to these accomplishments, she is a scholar on the “Who’s Who – The Chancellor List” and Phi Kappa Phi. She has served as a Business and Information Technology and ESOL teacher, an instructional coach and instructional coordinator for Career and Technical Education, as well as a curriculum writer and online instructional curriculum designer.
Jasmine has conducted and/or served on four different research opportunities: “Teaching styles compared to class size with teacher survey results”, Instructional and Organizational effectiveness, Minority education, ESL in education, and Grant writing project – student support services #84.042A. She has a strong passion for working with young adults and in 2008 started a non-profit organization “Girlz Link Charlotte”. Girlz Link Charlotte (GLC) was established to comfort, build encouragement, and help overcome the many obstacles young girls ages 5-12 face. This goal is achieved through counseling, mentoring, tutoring, life-skills, and individual aptitude. GLC encourages youth to strive for excellence in education, athletics, and in daily living.
Jasmine is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and the South Carolina Teacher Education Association. It is her vision to embrace, cultivate, and enrich the lives of all students. She has a strong passion for education and community outreach. As Booker T Washington stated, “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”