Anthropology museum names new museum educator

By Cheryl Walker
July 26, 2006

The Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology has named Tina H. Smith as museum educator.

Smith will be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the museum's educational programs for children, families and community audiences. She will teach curriculum-based classes to children in kindergarten through eighth grades, both in the museum and on site at schools throughout Forsyth County. She will also develop and present the museum's after-school and summer camp programs.

Smith has a bachelor's degree in art history from the University of South Carolina and plans this fall to complete a master's in applied art history.

Previously, she worked at the Columbia Museum of Art.

During the 2005-2006 school year, 4,525 students in kindergarten through eighth grade from across North Carolina attended classes in the museum and 4,212 attended classes taught by the museum educator in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools.

The museum staff is developing plans to extend educational offerings to high school students and to schools in Guilford County.