Mrs. Lindsey Smith: Center Director
Lindsey Smith was brought on board to Honey Grove in August of 2015. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Indiana University. While in school Lindsey’s ultimate goal was to operate and lead a child care center with a focus on education. To gain more knowledge and experience she spent 10 years teaching kindergarten at Rosa Parks Elementary School in Perry Township. During these 10 years she greatly enjoyed working with students, families and staff to assist in the academic, social and behavioral growth of 28 little ones each year. Some of her favorite things to do with her students were putting on creative performances for students and families, teaching literacy skills using the Zoo Phonics program, coming up with engaging hands on activities and simply observing her students as they experienced and developed the love and excitement of learning. In 2009 Lindsey was proudly awarded the “Teacher of the Year” award.
Throughout her teaching career Lindsey’s passion for Early Childhood Education continued to grow and develop. Joining the Honey Grove family felt like the perfect fit where she could bridge the gap between public early childhood education and the daycare/preschool setting. It has been a wonderful experience and she is eager and excited to help Honey Grove Inc. expand to reach out to as many families as possible to provide the best Early Childhood Education to guarantee a successful start in kindergarten. As part of her role she enjoys working with teachers to educate them and model the best practices of teaching, lesson planning and behavior management. She also enjoys working with students to support all areas of development and works diligently to create a program where all students can succeed. Planning community involvement opportunities, staff building experiences and creating ways to unify staff and families has been an enjoyable focus as well.
Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, 5 year old daughter, two year old son and the newest family member, a Goldendoodle puppy, Marlo! They enjoy vacationing, swimming, playing outside and doing projects together. Lindsey has lived in the Center Grove area her entire life and is proud to call this wonderful community her home. She is excited to help Honey Grove Inc. continue to grow to provide unforgettable experiences and education for children of all ages!
Mrs. Leia Hunt: Assistant Director