Beverly Smith 3Beverly A. Smith is a native of Georgia and has lived in New York, Ohio, Florida and worked in several other states on various assignments. She is the devoted wife of Marvin Smith, the Grandmother to ten children and great grandmother to two adorable little girls, and the oldest of four living siblings. She is a God fearing woman who values family, health and relationships.

Dr. Smith returned home to Georgia with eighteen years of teaching experience in 1987.  She was the Director of Teacher Instructional Support for the Floyd County Schools in Rome, Georgia from January 2005 to May 2008 when she retired.  She was the Curriculum Director Grades 6-12 for 11 years, a Principal at McHenry Elementary for 3 years, an Assistant Principal of Instruction at Model High School for two years, and an English Teacher for two years.  She began work at Berry in August 2008 as an adjunct professor teaching Edu 102, Pathways Director, and in 2010 a student teacher college supervisor and a BCC instructor. She worked part time at the Lundy Christian Academy from 2014 to 2016, and she thoroughly enjoyed the freedom to teach English Language Arts, Composition and Literature in such a goal oriented setting.

She is a member of several professional organizations, which include but are not limited to the following local organizations:  Berry College Alumni Association, Rome/Floyd County Association of Retired Educators, the Floyd/ Polk Healthcare Foundation and First Zion Missionary Baptist Church (Sunday School Supt.) One of her favorite quotes is by Benjamin Mays (1895-1984), an American Educator.  “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.”