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National Principals Month Profile: Lori Smith, Director of the Baldwin County Early Learning Center

With Georgia Pre-K Week being celebrated the week of October 5th-9th, we thought it fitting to begin our National Principals Month Recognitions with a profile on Lori Smith, Director of the Baldwin County Early Learning Center.


Lori Smith

Lori Smith, Director of the Baldwin County Early Learning Center, has been working in education for 23 years. 5 of those years has been spent as our bright and cheerful school leader of our youngest learners.


Mrs. Smith believes the Early Learning Center is a happy supportive place to work and she feels so blessed to be a part of enhancing the lives of area students and their families.


“The ELC is such a great place to work. I feel like we get to make decisions everyday that improve the lives of students and their families and that makes me feel like we are truly making a difference in this community. Because our students are so young, we have become a second home for them. We are all family.”


Mrs. Smith considers herself as a fair and democratic school leader.


“I think everyone in the room has something to offer. I believe if I knew everything I would not need a team of people to make this school run and it runs beautifully because of the special skills