College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
A retired educator, Dorothea Smith began her 30-year teaching career in 1965 in the Charles County Public School System. She is a past recipient of the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award presented by the “Washington Post,” and of the Charles County Teacher of the Year Award. A language arts-reading instructor of middle school students, she also held various positions on the Executive Board of the Educational Association of Charles County and the faculty representative to the teacher’s association for John Hanson Middle School.
Since her retirement she has been active in numerous civic and community organizations, including serving as a county appointee on the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Citizens Advisory Committee on the Waldorf Upgrade/Bypass Study. Presently she is a member of the Charles County Retired School Personnel Association, Kiwanis Club of Waldorf and its Foundation Board of Directors, the Charles County Sheriff’s Citizens Advisory Committee, the African American Heritage Society of Charles County, and the Substance Abuse Advisory Coalition. Ms. Smith graduated from Bowie State College with B.S. and M.ED degrees.