Ms. Gayla Smith  graduated from Morris Brown College in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Smith is an Atlanta native and a product of the Atlanta Public Schools System. Ms. Smith is going into her 22 year of teaching. She started her teaching career at East Lake Elementary School, which is the elementary school she attended as a little girl. Ms. Smith enjoys teaching, baking, and watching football. She has a love for educating and enriching childrens' lives. Ms. Smith's teaching philosophy is that all children can and will learn with the help of a loving, caring and devoted teacher.