Ziara R. Smith

Ziara Smith

  • Program Implementation Support Associate

Office Location

Ridley Hall 204A
405 Emmet Street S
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Ziara R. Smith serves as the program implementation associate within the Center for Race and Public Education in the south. A native of Memphis, TN, Smith spent many years as a middle school social studies teacher-leader in the community with additional experience in the history and cultural museum industry. Her areas of interest include culturally relevant education, teacher wellness, and professional development. She is eager to engage teachers and students with many culturally diverse educational resource materials and programming offerings. The impetus for her commitment to cultural diversity in education is reflected in the Ralph Ellison quote, "When a child has no sense of how he should fit into the society around him, he is culturally deprived."


M.A.Ed., Union University
B.A., University of Memphis