PHYLLIS SMART, FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

"God has graced me to educate students in a manner which illustrates boxes being unlocked. As children progress beyond the boxes they are set free not only to learn, but to pursue their dreams of becoming more.”

Master Teacher, Counselor and Coach with the passion for helping children and families along the rebuilding/restructuring stage. Seeking to utilize skills and talents for overall community endeavors. Experienced in providing support to enable clients others becoming all that they can be.


EDUCATION
Benedict College
BS, Criminal Justice 1987 – 1991

 

Wheelock College
MS, Education 2000 – 2002


RELATED TRAINING
Curriculum design, Behavioral Management/Intervention, DJJ - Counseling at risk youth, Risk Management, Life Coach, Teaching Effectively, and Elementary Education.


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Next Level Living Ministries                                                                                                                

CEO and Founder, 04/2005 – Present
Directly responsible for renewing, restructuring and rebuilding families by empowering them to demonstrate core values in all areas of their lives.


Beaufort County Schools                                                                                                                      

Master Teacher, 8/1999 – 06/2005
Guided the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and objectives. Employed instructional methods and materials most appropriate for meeting lesson objectives. Assisted students in learning subject matter and/or skills required for scheduled lessons. Provided meaningful instruction for assigned classrooms.


Jay Reese Therapeutic Services                                                                                                          

Thereapeutic Counselor, 06/2001 – 12/2001

Completed and maintained accurate client records and reports regarding the patients’ history, progress, services provided and other required information. Interviewed clients, reviewed records and conferred with other professionals in order to evaluate
individuals’ mental and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in a specific
program. Developed client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience and client histories.

 

CERTIFICATION
Counseling

Curriculum Design
Behavioral Specialist Education
Leadership Literacy Life Coach
Adept Evaluator


ACTIVITIES AND HONORS
Board Member - Healing Place Retreat Facility
Commitment to Our Community Award 2010
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Beaufort Chamber of Commerce