Born and raised in Warrensburg, Mrs. Lesi Smart earned her BSE in grades 1-8 and her MSE in Guidance Counseling for grades K-8 from UCM. She earned her MSE in Elementary Administration from William Woods University while working as an Elementary Classroom Teacher and then a School Counselor. She has also served as an Elementary School Principal. She chose to come back to UCM to share her knowledge and experience with tomorrow’s teachers while continuing her passion: teaching. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing and boating at the Lake of the Ozarks and spending time with her friends and family. She is also involved with Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pullers Association.