Carla Smith, Preschool Director
Carla graduated from NC State with BS in Biology in 1988. She received a Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling from Sarah Lawrence College and worked as a prenatal genetic counselor at UNC-Chapel Hill from 1991-1998. She started at Connections Preschool in 2008 teaching the 3 year old class. In January 2014, Carla became assistant director. For the next year and a half, Carla was both a teacher and assistant director of the preschool.
In August 2015, she stepped away from teaching and continued in her capacity as assistant director before being named director in August 2016. She enjoys working with young children because of the excitement that they bring to learning and their natural ability to make new friends. Carla enjoys working with each family on a personal level especially when it involves meeting the goals set for their children. Carla is married with 3 college age children and a goldendoodle. She has been an active part of Forest Hills Baptist Church since her college years so it is special to be able to serve as preschool director at her church. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on her favorite sports teams.
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