Audrey Smith is originally from Plymouth, Massachusetts. She received her bachelor's degree in elementary education with a literacy concentration from the University of Maine in Orono. In May of 2018, she graduated with her master's degree as a professional educator of literacy from the University of Southern Maine. She is currently a fourth and fifth grade looping teacher at Buxton Center Elementary School, a position she has held since 2015. She is a volunteer running club advisor, an annual literacy night volunteer, and has worked on the literacy curriculum committee. She became a teacher because she wanted to share her passion for learning, and has now been teaching for eight years. Mrs. Smith was the mentor teacher for Liu Ya from Mianyang, China (2018-2019).