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Beth Smith ’87, LD’12

Pre-K Teacher, Pre-K to 8

Beth (’87) has taught at the Lower School since 1994. She holds a B.S. and an M.Ed. from Auburn University and has three decades of experience in the classroom. During her tenure, she has been recognized with the Beachum Master Teaching Award and Brown Faculty Award. She and her husband, Scott, are the parents of Bailey (’15), Avery (’17) and Anne Scott (’20).

Contact Information
Literacy - Pre K
Math - Pre K
Science - Pre K
Social Studies - Pre K
College Education
M.Ed. Auburn University
B.S. Auburn University

Episode 120: A Look at Summer Professional Development

July 27, 2023
In this episode, Professional Development Coordinator Rebekah Kinney talks with second-grade teacher Courtney Cescutti, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center Jessica Laliberte and pre-K teacher Beth Smith about their summer professional development activities. They share about each of the work they have been doing within their colleagues and how it has prepared them for the coming school year. 

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Pre-K ABC Fashion Show

February 14, 2022
Each student in Mrs. Smith's Pre-K class designed and decorated a vest with items that begin with his/her assigned letter of the alphabet. Their one-of-a-kind creations were modeled at the annual ABC Fashion Show held in the Ledbetter Commons of Thatcher Hall.

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Snow Day in Pre-K

January 28, 2022
Pre-K students learn about numbers and vowels with a variety of snow day-themed activities.

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Podcast Episode 28: A Look Into Pre-K & Kindergarten

October 14, 2021
In this episode, Pre-K to 8 Director Hopes Jones talks with Pre-K teacher Beth Smith ('87, LD '12) and Kindergarten teacher Jody Deaton about what a skills-based curriculum and active learning look like for our youngest students.

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Pre-K Teaches High School Geometry

September 4, 2020
The Smith Smarties have become experts at shapes and making all kinds of shapes so they teamed up with Mr. Shorey's geometry class to create shape tigers!

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Pre-K Presentation of "Oh Rome, Georgia, You are the Place for Me!"

PK-8 | Jennifer Collins, June 15, 2020
Darlington School Pre-K has been learning about Rome, Georgia throughout the year, culminating in the presentation of their play in a virtual way.

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Senior Week Day 2: Dear Class of 2020 from Darlington Alumni

Upper School | Vicki Vincent, May 5, 2020
Messages from the alumni from the 80s and 90s.

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Darlington to host 10th annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon

March 2, 2018
Darlington will again host the annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia on Sunday, April 22, at 9 a.m. Now in its tenth year, the USA Triathlon-sanctioned event is sponsored by R.A.C.E. Rome.

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Get to Know: Beth Smith ('87, LD ‘12)

Communications | Jennifer Collins, January 5, 2018
Beth (Bagby) Smith ('87, LD ‘12) has taught at Darlington since 1994 and is the legendary teacher of her pre-K “Smith Smarties.” Her creativity and high energy lead Darlington’s youngest students as they not only learn their A-B-C's and 1-2-3's but design thinking, coding, camping, and more.

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Darlington to host 9th annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon

March 24, 2017
Darlington will again host the annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia on Sunday, April 30, at 9 a.m.

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