A former special educator and administrator, Bria Smith is a zealous advocate for children with disabilities. She has experience addressing various needs, with expertise in behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. Throughout her career, Bria has gained a wealth of knowledge supporting children with disabilities in charter and district schools. She is passionate about ensuring that all students are provided the free, appropriate public education they are entitled to. Bria is committed to helping families navigate the complex bureaucracies of schools to meet the needs of their children.
Bria began her career as a Teach For America New York Corps member. She completed her initial training institute at Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School. Bria was immediately drawn to the school’s mission and vision to prepare black boys for college and beyond. After gaining invaluable experience as a teacher, case manager, and earning her Master’s in Teaching Exceptional Adolescents, Bria returned to Boys’ Latin. There, she served as Office of Specialized Services Coordinator until recently.
Currently, Bria is a J.D. Candidate at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law interested in pursuing a career in Education Law. She is a Temple Law Review Volume 94 Staff Editor, Law and Public Policy Scholar, Moot Court Competition Team Member, and Judicial Intern for a Federal Court of Appeals. She has received Outstanding Oral Advocacy recognition in Legal Research and Writing and Distinguished Class Performance in Civil Procedure and Property.
Bria has a goal to run a half marathon in every state in her spare time. She has completed thirteen states thus far.