Sartura Shuman-Smith

Director of
Centre for Girls

Favorite Quote

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).