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Frieda Smith runs the Learning Lab, servicing a wide variety of classes through online educational programs, Acellus and Launch. She also teaches MO Option, and monitors dual-enrollment college classes. Smith has been a teacher since 2001. She has a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice from Drury University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education (emphasis in social sciences) from William Woods University.
“I want to make a difference in the lives of students and help them to see and reach their full potential.”
She also holds a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from William Woods University. Smith, who became widowed in 2017, is a mother of two children: a son, Jeff, who is in Federal Law Enforcement and lives in Oregon,and a daughter, Belinda, who is an Insurance Producer and lives in Cabool, Mo. Smith is a proud grandmother of 10, ranging in age from four to nineteen.