Tameka L. Smalls-Robinson, M.A.
Tameka L. Smalls-Robinson currently teaches Primary Monterssori. She enjoys being a mother, educating young children, meeting new people, planning events, traveling to new places, learning about different cultures and, most importantly, spending time with her family. Tameka is very excited to share that this is her 5th year at Frierson and looking forward to being with Primary Montessori students and their families.
Tameka grew up in the small town of Huger, South Carolina. She graduated from Hanahan High School in 1997. Upon graduating from high school, she attended Clark Atlanta University where she majored in Elementary Education and graduated in 2001. Upon graduating, she decided that she wanted to further her education. She attended graduate school 2 weeks after completing her undergrad degree.
She attended Gallaudet University in Washington, DC (School for the Deaf) and studied Family-Centered Early Education for 1½ years. Which was a total culture shock for her. She stayed on campus, which allowed her to become fluent in American Sign Language. While attending Gallaudet University, the majority of her professors were deaf, which was an experience. She was also doing grad school in a foreign language. After studying at Gallaudet for 1 1/2 years, she decided that she wanted to change majors, so she transferred to Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York and began studying Counseling Psychology, in which she graduated within 1 year.
After completion of graduate school, she worked in many facets of education: 4th grade teacher, kindergarten teacher, literacy coach, education coordinator, director for Early Head Start/Head Start, a center coordinator and an early intervention. She also lived in many cities (Raleigh, Atlanta, Washington DC, and New York City).
Tameka currently resides back in her hometown, Huger, SC with her husband, son and other family members nearby.