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Meet the METCO Director of Wakefield Public Schools, Glavia Smith, a proud METCO alum of Dover-Sherborn Regional High School. She is a proud graduate of Simmons University, where she received her Master's in Social work. Glavia Smith is a licensed social worker and holds a CAGS in treating multi-contextual trauma from Simmons College as well as many other professional developments and training.

Glavia Smith has been the METCO Director in Wakefield for the past five years. Before joining Wakefield Public Schools, she worked in the human service field for many years. Glavia Smith enters the education world with a wealth of knowledge of how trauma and family dynamics impact students in the school environment. Glavia works to support the students and families of the Wakefield METCO Program by ensuring that they are successful academically, socially, and emotionally. She believes that in order for students to see themselves succeed, it is important that families are at the forefront of the work and conversations. It is important for students to feel empowered and have meaningful relationships that can make a difference in their lives. Glavia wishes that all students who participate and graduate from the METCO Program feel visible, heard, and confident and know that THEY matter and that THEIR education matters.

Glavia Smith is a proud member of the National Association of Black Social Workers and is the Vice President of the Greater Boston Association of Black Social Workers. She has been a member of the organization since graduate school and continues to be of service to the organization through civic engagement.

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