Meredith McCartney Smith

Part-time Faculty

Leavenworth Hall


Meredith is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Benin, West Africa from 1989-1992. Upon returning to the United States Meredith completed her Masters and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Family Therapy and Mental Health at the University of Massachusetts. Meredith first came to Vermont to work for Rutland Mental Health as a Family Therapist, a position she held for five years. For the past 15 years, however, she has worked as a high school Guidance Counselor. Over the past four years she have also taught part time in the Social Work Department at Castleton.


C.A.G.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M. Ed., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A., Washington University


  • For 15 years plus I have managed a caseload of over 200 teenagers counseling them through their daily ups and downs, mediations, course choices and dreams for the future.
  • I was part of the National Institute of Mental Health's research on sexually reactive children through the Step Program from 1995-1998.
  • My husband and I have been married 19 years and we are raising two healthy, active and remarkable children.
  • I lived in a mud hut for two years with no electricity or running water, integrated into my village and then backpacked through seven countries before returning home.