LaFredrick Smith is an educator and author who works to ensure that every student that enters his classroom or school has an experience like never before.
LaFredrick believes that building positive & long-lasting relationships with students is the key to every successful classroom. He prides himself on the connections he makes with his students and the impact it has on their learning and overall love for school. His goal each year is to ensure that his students will have a unique experience that will never leave their hearts.
LaFredrick has worked with at-risk students his entire teaching career. In addition to providing his students with unique classroom experiences, he has also served in many teacher leadership roles. These positions have allowed LaFredrick to support the success of educators and students outside of his classroom. His many roles include Field Trip Coordinator, Math Content Lead, Grade Level Chair, Campus Induction Coordinator, and Effective Practice Specialist.
LaFredrick is certified to teach Kindergarten through 6th grade. He recently became a certified Kindergarten – 12th-grade principal. Over his teaching career LaFredrick has been awarded the Rookie Teacher of the Year Award, Parents Choice Teacher of the Year Award, Who’s Who in Black Houston – Educators, Prairie View A&M University 40 under 40 Alumni Award, and The American Educator Week Outstanding Educator Award.
LaFredrick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from THE Prairie View A&M University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Houston Baptist University.