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.