The Education Department faculty have an essential mix of credentials, teaching and real world experience. Combined, these instructors have over 23 years of experience teaching at SVCC.
21 Years of Service at SVCC
Amanda has been an instructor at SVCC for more than 15 years where she has taught education, early childhood education, and English classes.
- M.A., English, Northern Illinois University
- B.A., Literature, University of Miami
2 Years of Service at SVCC
Ms. Smaka began teaching Early Childhood Education courses at SVCC in 2019. Prior to that, she taught in a 1st-3rd grade public Montessori classroom in Helena, MT for 15 years. She is a member of NAEYC, ACCESS, ILAEYC, and the American Montessori Society. Ms. Smaka holds an Illinois Professional Educator License.
- M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Plymouth State University
- B.S., Elementary Education, University of Montana -Western
- Level 1 Credential, American Montessori Society