A native of Rembert, South Carolina, Mrs. Aretha Smith is married with one wonderful son, a beautiful daughter-in-law and one adorable grandson named Carter and another grandson to join their family in November 2016. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Morris College and her Masters of Education in Technology Degree from Lesley University. Mrs. Smith has also completed additional course work from various institutions across the state. She is currently pursuing her National Board Certification. She has taught second, third, fourth, and fifth grades at Pocalla Springs Elementary. This is Mrs. Smith's seventh year teaching sixth grade math at Ebenezer Middle School. She was Ebenezer’s Campus Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014 school year. She is the Athletic Director, head coach for the girls’ basketball team, and the boy’s track team for the 2016-2017 school year. Mrs. Smith is completing her twenty-first year of teaching. Mrs. Smith is currently a South Carolina Noyce Teacher Fellow and has the SC endorsement as Gifted and Talent teacher.