Mary Smith

Mary Smith, Ph.D.

Education Room 131
Tel (808) 735-4833
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816


Dr. Mary SmithDr. Mary E. Smith, Professor of Special Education received her B.A. in English from Fairfield University, Connecticut, M.S. Special Education from Wagner College, NY and her PhD in Elementary Education from University of Virginia. Her background in education is varied and extensive. She is a certified Montessori teacher and has worked in both private and public Montessori schools in New York and Maryland. Dr. Smith has worked in the special education field, working at the Lab School of Washington, DC. and in public schools in Hawaii.She has collaborated on research endeavors with the Virginia Department of Education, Albemarle County, VA and the University of Virginia. At Chaminade, Dr. Smith is a member of the Education Advisory Committee and assists with the special education program. Professional interests include teacher education, early intervention for at-risk students, learning disabilities and differentiation.


B.A., Fairfield University
M.S., Wagner College
Ph.D., University of Virginia
A.M.S. American Montessori Society Certification


Introduction to Exceptional Children
Special Education Language Arts
Special Education Student Teaching Seminar
Elementary Student Teaching Seminar
Mild and Moderate Disabilities

Professional Organizations

Council of Exceptional Children (CEC)
International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

Additional Training

Wilson Reading Language Training
Mel Levine’s’ Understanding and Managing Differences in Learning: A Neuron-developmental View and Approach