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Dr. Shonta Smith
  • Dr. Shonta M. Smith

    Dr. Shonta M. Smith is the “The Essence of Education”. Her company Dr. Shonta Smith International LLC is based in St. Louis, MO. The company provides services to professionals and institutions in the education field. The company’s mission is to help schools and institutions provide the highest quality education possible to our youth and to help teachers, principals and other education professionals excel in their careers. The company offers a number of services including professional development seminars, student seminars, teacher mentoring programs, principal mentoring programs, career services, and consulting services.

    Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education at Southeast Missouri State University. She has over 20 years of experience in education. Of those 20 years, 17 years have been at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She has been a teacher, team leader, department head, coach, administrative intern and principal with the St. Louis Public Schools, Normandy School District and the Ferguson-Florissant School District. The other 3 years have been at the collegiate level as an Adjunct Professor with Lindenwood University and Assistant Professor with Southeast Missouri State University.

    Her research interests are African Centered Rites of Passage Programs, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and Instructional Leadership. Dr. Smith received her Ed. D. Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University, M.Ed. Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri St. Louis and B. S. Bachelor of Science in Education from Harris Stowe State University. She is passionate about educating our communities. Her motto is “One Team, One Goal, One Band, One Sound”.


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