Kourtney Smith is from Kings Park, New York. She has worked with 1st, 2nd and 6th graders of varying abilities, levels, learning styles, cultures and languages. She aspires to create a meaningful and exciting experience for students by challenging them to think beyond the norm and work with passion. She looks to drive her students intrinsically, by teaching them what it means to be an individual with the power to decide their destiny. More importantly, she would like to the spread awareness that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible. As an educator, she embraces the opportunity to serve as an advocate for her students, reaching out to faculty members, administration, parents, and the community.