Introducing Damia Smith…

Continuing the introduction of new members of our Villa di Maria community, we are so pleased to have you meet Damia Smith who joins Ms. Braud in P2!

Describe your educational background.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a specialization in metalsmithing, a Bachelor of Science in Art Education and a Master of Fine Arts in metalsmithing.

How/when did you become interested in Montessori education?

I worked as a part time assistant at Raintree Montessori School in Lawrence, KS for a year and a half. I had no idea how Montessori worked before this.

What has been the BEST part of your Montessori experience so far?

I just love seeing the children do things on their own that society at large does not think children are capable of doing at that age. It’s wonderful and magical to see.

Damia with two of her siblings.

What do you enjoy doing outside of your time at VdM?

I enjoy hanging out with my dog, walking, running, hiking, etc. I also spend a lot of time making art, mostly via sewing lately.

If you were to plan a most perfect, relaxing weekend day, what would it entail?

I would go camping and hiking with my close friends and my dog.

What is something you look forward to this coming school year?

I look forward to getting to know all the children and staff and feeling like part of the family at Villa di Maria.

Damia’s dog Margot!

Your Favorite:

Color:  Green

Season:  Spring

Book:   Jane Eyre

Holiday:    None

Hobby:   Reading

Type of music:   Indie, folk

Song:   Too many, no way I can choose

Vacation:   Beach

Sport:  Yoga

Game:  Clue

Fruit:  Mango

Vegetable:  Garlic?

If you had to choose ONE:

Rain or Snow:   Rain

Coffee or Tea:   Tea

Morning or Night:   Morning

Ocean or Lake:   Ocean

Dog or Cat:   Dog

Talk or Listen:   Listen

Walk or Run:   Walk

Save or Spend:  Save

Bike or Swim:   Bike

Salt or Pepper:   Pepper

Realistic Fiction or Fantasy:  Fantasy

Summer or Winter:   Summer

New York or California:   California

Cook or Dine Out:  Cook

Damia and family break out of an escape room!