Smith, Collier


The 13th Annual Excellence in Education Gala will honor Collier Smith and feature Discovery School on Jan. 24. 

Smith served on the Board of Education for Murfreesboro City Schools from 2011-2018. She chaired the first Excellence in Education Gala in 2007.  

“Smith has a fantastic sense of humor and roasting her will be great fun,” gala co-chair Brook LaRoche said. “The night will be full of laughter for a great cause.”

She co-founded Discovery School’s fundraising organization, the Explorer Fund, which was created to establish a science laboratory for the school. In 2016, the Discovery School Parent Teacher Association honored Smith with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.

The gala will be held at MTSU’s new Student Union Center. Reservations for the Gala are now being accepted. Tickets may be purchased for $250.

The City Schools Foundation is a group of civic and business leaders banding together to benefit Murfreesboro City Schools’ pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students. For information, call (615) 893-2313. 

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