Life Centered Education -Focuses on building a foundation for independent living. These skills include reading, time, money, banking, job preparation, meal planning, shopping, meal preparation, self-help skills, internet and community safety, and housekeeping.
Kim Smith - Supervisor
Kim received her Bachelors of Science in Education with a specialty in Special Education. She began teaching at Madonna Learning Center in 2019. Before MLC, Kim taught at Durham Elementary in Southlake, Tx, Shawnee Trail and Pink Elementary in Frisco, Tx, and Germantown United Methodist Preschool. Kim is married to Mike, and has two children, Addie and Court. She enjoys working out in her spare time. Her favorite foods are Chinese and sushi. Kim says she loves Madonna Learning Center's, positive, happy atmosphere.
Ashley Strawn - Assistant Supervisor
Ashley attented Northwest Community College, earning a General Education Assiciates Degree. She also attended Delta State University, where she studied Elementary Education. Ashley has worked at MLC for three years. She has also been a teacher at the Madonna Learning Center summer camp as the Yoga instructor. Ashley has been the Art Teacher at Camp Widiwager. She has an adorable dog named Lolita Bonita Strawn. Her hobbies include yoga, doodling, and organizing. She enjoys Mac & Cheese, Mempops, and Monster Rehab Tea. Ashley loves watching MLC grow. Her sister began attending MLC, 23 years ago, and she loves seeing the impact it has made in her family as well as the Memphis Community. Ashley loves working at a school that empowers her to find a way to adapt every lesson so that all students are includced and able to succeed.