Mae Smith serves as Education Co-Chair for TiBA. During her teaching career, she served as an Elementary School teacher, Intern Consultant for Michigan State’s Elementary Intern Program, Chief Negotiator for West Aurora Teacher Union’s Negotiating Team. She currently serves on the National Education Association Board of Directors, the largest labor union and professional interest group in the U.S. representing teachers, support personnel, faculty, staff, and retired educators. She is also an ex officio member of the Illinois Education Association Board and serves on their Racial and Social Justice Committee. Her term as the Chair of the Aurora Human Relations Commission ended in 2020.
Ms. Smith has a BA and an MA in Education from the University of Michigan. She is also a member of AKA Sorority, Aurora Actioneers Club, and a Trustee of Main Baptist Church in Aurora, IL.