Professional Association of Colorado Educators
Charity Smith, Regional Membership Director
Regional Membership Director
As Regional Membership Director for PACE, Charity is responsible for recruiting and retaining new members, connecting with education leaders, and promoting the non-union choice for teachers in Colorado.
Charity is passionate about education and has taught English on both middle and high school levels. An accomplished and esteemed educator, Charity has twice been a nominee for the Apple for the Teacher Award, and was a finalist in the Utah Teacher of the Year competition. From coaching girls basketball to implementing school-wide programs, Charity has always enjoyed taking initiative and providing support to those in need. She is an adamant opponent of forced unionism and believes teachers deserve the authority, as professionals, to choose the support of a professional organization.
During her first year of teaching she taught in a high-need school, where she learned firsthand the trials of teachers across the country. Not long after, Charity emerged with passionate positions and ideas relating to education. Charity continues to strive to meet the education goals of her community. Charity serves on the board of directors at Good Foundations Academy, a high-performing, character-driven charter school in Riverdale, Utah. Prompted by her strong belief in service, she spends her summers planning and executing a summer literacy program in her local neighborhood. Charity graduated from Weber State University and currently resides in Colorado Springs.
Charity's favorite teacher is Mrs. Melanie White because she believed in Charity when she felt no one else did. Mrs. White pushed Charity beyond her natural ability and instilled a love of critical thinking skills.