Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to “jump at the sun”. We might not land on the moon, but at least we would get off the ground. – Zora Neale Hurston
About Sartura Shuman-Smith
With over 30 years of experience in the non profit world, Sartura Shuman Smith has made her passion for educating, encouraging and empowering others a lifelong commitment. Having worked in the areas of early and elementary education, community outreach, fundraising and leadership-Sartura currently serves as Program Director for the Centre for Girls(a program of the Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women),an after school STEAM based enrichment program for girls ages 5-14.
A native of Tampa, FL – Sartura graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and went on to attend Hampton University, Hampton, VA where she graduated with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership.
She currently serves on the Commission on the Status of Women and the Hillsborough Alliance of Black School Educators(HABSE).