Smith, Lee Ann - Media


About Lee Ann Smith

with Penelope
Educational Background
  • East Carolina University: Library Science Certification
  • Wake Forest University Master Teacher Fellow: MA.Ed.
  • Carson-Newman College: B.S. in Psychology/German and Music minors                 
Certifications and Endorsements
  • National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in Library/Media Skills K-12
  • Middle Grades Language Arts and Secondary English certifications
  • Library of Congress Primary Source Specialist
  • Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Endorsement
  • Radio commentator for the NPR affilliate WNCW in Spindale, NC for 10 yrs.
  • Author of Up This Hill and Down: Thoughts on Life from the Southern Appalachians (Bright Mountain Books, 2001).
  • Articles and stories published in various magazines and books.
  • Speaker for clubs and organizations on literacy, writing, creativity, and Southern Mountain heritage.
  • Previous jobs have included: Children's Librarian with the Asheville/Buncombe Library System; Writer for the University of Virginia Office of Development; and English as a Second Language Teacher at a medical university in Sichuan, China, Volvo in Asheville, NC, and A-B Tech Community College in Asheville.
  • Reading (of course!)
  • Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing (water and snow), and Whitewater Rafting.
  • Traveling-- China, Malta, England, Southeast Asia, Australia, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and hoping to make it to many more exciting places!
  • Care of the environment: Founding member of POWER (Protecting Our Water and Environmental Resources) We are working toward a full-scale cleanup of the CTS of Asheville Superfund site. 
  • Pop-Rocks candy, popcorn, wildflowers, laughter
  • Thai cuisine, and sushi
  • "Think outside the box" books
  • Things (and people) that sparkle
  • Hanging out with my way-cool sons