Hello! My name is Kristie Smith and I am an author and educator. I have a Master's degree from Texas A&M @ Commerce and a certification teaching children with a visual impairment from Texas Tech University.
I have been an educator for over thirty-eight-years in the Dallas area as well as a published author. After leaving public schools, I continue to service children within a private tutoring company in Rockwall, Texas and enjoy being a teacher consultant for children who are blind or visually impaired through Region 10 and Pioneer Technology Arts and Academy Charter School.
I am proud of being a Mesquite ISD Apple Corp teacher, Teacher of the Year, and Twice nominated for Who's Who Among Special Education Educators, on The United States Board of Education's Product Review Committee for American Printing House in Kentucky, Nominee for a media award for my writing piece with the Dallas Morning News through Governor Rick Perry's Special Needs Committee as well Community Person of the Week in 2006.
Owning my own small company where children could play and learn simultaneously has been a dream I was finally able to pursue.
Educational Solutions was created to ensure children embraced play through learning. When children are learning through fun activities, they will better retain skills for long-lasting learning.
Throughout the past several years, I have authored several books (both published and self-published) teaching others to work with children in fun and non-threatening ways.
The books are now available on Amazon and through LuLu Publishing and are under $10.00 as my purpose for writing is to be of service to many amazing families.
I write simply, to the point, so busy parents and educators may read information quickly.
After writing activity books, I was encouraged to write a series about a girl detective who happens to be blind. The Adventures of Abby Diamond were inspired by an amazing young lady, Libby Daugherty.
Abby's stories renounce the truth we all have abilities and disabilities throughout our life.
It is my hope, our books, trainings, and blogs will inspire our children to be the best they can be...