Candice Smith is first and foremost a teacher. She has worked within various schools in Los Angeles for the past 15 years. Candice has served in many capacities as a Special Education Administrator, working as a Special Day, Early Education, Resource Specialist teacher and Program Specialist in South and West Los Angeles with proficiency in special education policy, balanced literacy and Cognitively Guided Instruction.
Candice is a proud alumnus of Morris Brown College, an Historically Black College & University in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. She pursued her Masters of Accounting in 2005 before entering her educational career. It was her strong desire to support equitable educational practices, educate diverse learners and those deemed as marginalized that pushed her to become a special education teacher. She is a 2020 graduate of the UCLA Principal Leadership Program where she received her Administrative Credential and Masters with a strong focus of leading with justice.
Candice is so excited to join the New Los Angeles family and work with such amazing students, teachers, staff and families. Dolphins and Sea Turtles forever!