La'Tonia Smith


Math Department


La'Tonia has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Education from Howard Payne University. She also has 21 hours of master's level Theory of Mathematics Teacher Certification 6th-12th Mathematics.


La'Tonia taught college algebra at the University of North Texas as a teaching fellow while studying Theory of Mathematics. Over the last 22 years, she has taught and tutored in various settings: public schools, educational coops, businesses, and online. She has taught recorder, spelling and reading, physics, physical science, Latin, math, and grammar.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Sold encyclopedias to a family living in a tree house in the woods of Georgia - score!
  • Had a bear trapped outside her dwelling - yikes. Also ran from a moose!
  • Fixed up a 65 Rambler that sat for five years and drove it 1,200 miles to college with no air conditioner or radio. Had to keep fixing the car along the way to arrive at her destination. She has continued this tradition of traveling long distance and overcoming car troubles in the nick of time!