Leo Smith, Steans Family Foundation
Leo A. Smith is Foundation College Prep’s Social Science and Reading Teacher. Leo previously taught U.S. History, Ethics, U.S. Government, Economics, and Reading at Perspectives Math and Science Academy in Bronzeville. Leo received his Masters in the Art of teaching from National Louis University in 2008 after completing the AUSL residency program for urban high school teachers. Leo brings a wealth of prior work experiences to the classroom as a former lawyer, entrepreneur, software developer, and children’s advocate. He also has a JD/MBA from the University of Wisconsin. His non-profit and political work includes forming a political action organization for young children in Illinois and getting numerous high school students involved in the political and advocacy process through the Mikva Challenge Foundation.
Leo currently serves as a Board member on the Juvenile Justice Initiative and the Steans Family Foundation. He is passionate about the fact that all children can succeed in college and life and that the best schools are learning communities where everyone is committed to lifelong growth.