Ceinwen King-SmithSaturday, August 25, 2018 @ 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of storytelling with Ceinwen King-Smith.
Though she can’t prove it, Ceinwen King-Smith thinks she is the only blind American teacher to travel to China to teach Russian. She has gone to China 20 times to teach English, and will probably return there this summer. She has taught mathematics in Canada and Brazil as well as in various public and private schools in the U.S., and spent a year teaching and studying in Poland. Her longest teaching assignment in Pittsburgh was in Connelley Technical Institute and Adult Educational Center, where she taught English as a second language for 22 years. Her last eleven years were spent at the Pittsburgh Gifted Center, where she taught Russian, Chinese and world cultures.
Currently, having officially retired from a long and varied teaching career two years ago, Ceinwen King-Smith is a member of eight choirs, serving as assistant director of the Latin-American choir of Pittsburgh, and pianist for the Jewish Community center’s age well choir. She teaches voice privately, as well as English as a second language, and serves as chair of my local church council, and participate in various activist causes.
Ceinwen enjoys beading necklaces, which she has recently begun to exhibit at various community events, and recently professionally recorded a two-CD set of 40 songs in ten languages. She plans to teach in Nepal this June, and has traveled to Honduras five times, teaching English to both children and adults in three different schools.