PRESCHOOL TEACHER ASSISTANT
Tracy Smith joined Mariposa in 2014 as the Teacher Assistant in the Preschool classroom and the lead for the Aftercare program. In 2013 she earned her BA at Roger Williams University where she studied Secondary Education and English Literature. Prior to joining Mariposa, Tracy worked in Central Falls as a reading aide through an educational fellowship program.
“I believe that all children deserve a warm and safe environment that will further their growth and development as students and community leaders. I also believe that it is important to honor a child’s temperament by actively seeking ways to provide them with positive and progressive opportunities for building healthy relationships. Being a part of Mariposa has shown me that when children make connections and have close interactions it is actually fostering their imagination, purposeful play, and growth in and beyond the classroom.”