Sahara Smith

Tots 1 Assistant Guide


 Sahara works with children in:

Dear Athena Families,

I am overjoyed and honored to be working with Morgan and Arely in Tots 1 this semester!

Since high school, I have been highly active in the Austin music scene as a singer/songwriter, and I have been fortunate enough to experience much of the country traveling as a touring musician. By far, my favorite thing about performing music is the emotional connection it has enabled me to cultivate with people from all different walks of life.

In recent years, I have had the profound joy of teaching music to children ranging in age from Kindergarten to high school, and in doing so I found a secondary calling. Seeing the delight in a child’s eyes when they accomplished something new for the first time and witnessing their confidence growing with every lesson was profoundly moving. Being their champion and a voice of encouragement was perhaps the most rewarding work I have ever done. I realized I wanted to explore other avenues of working with children.

I started working at Athena in spring as support staff, and was immediately blown away by the nurturing atmosphere, knowledgeable and welcoming faculty, and lovingly curated classroom experiences. I am so excited and eager to be a part of Morgan’s toddler room, and to humbly help your children through the beautiful process of discovering the world, and growing into themselves.

Warmly,
Sahara