All About Mrs. Smith
NUMBER OF YEARS TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 28 fabulous years
NUMBER OF YEARS TEACHING AT MAE/MAUE: 21st year at MAE/MAUE
OTHER EXPERIENCE: I have enjoyed teaching every grade 1st - 5th. I believe the experience I have gained from each of these grades helps me understand what the children have learned in the past and what they need to learn for the future! I am an author! I have written an easy to understand book, "What in the World is Common Core?" .
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama. Roll Tide! I am certified to teach K-8. I am a National Board Certified teacher and past assessor of National Boards.
HOBBIES: I love to relax with my family. I love the beach, cool breezes, the sound of children’s laughter, and growing spiritually with my faith community. I like to turn “trash” into treasures by painting, staining, and refinishing objects. My husband and I love to go camping in our RV. We tailgate to all of the Alabama games and love cheering on Crimson Tide! I like scrapbooking & making books about my children at home. I love to laugh and believe that learning can be lots of fun! I LOVE to read great books to kids. I am a lifelong learner who learns as much from my students as they learn from me! I have another book about to be published titled, "Southern Love."
FAMILY INFORMATION: I am happily married with three children. Alex (22) is a senior at the University of Alabama. Caroline Grace (18) just graduated from Madison Central and is about to begin classes at Gulf Coast Community College. Ansley Rose (14) is a 9th grader at Rosa Scott. My two nieces Allie age 5, and 2 year old Riley Bleu, also live with us. We have an extremely awesome Bassett Hound named FLASH, my poky little puppy cocker spaniel named Babycakes, and a bunny named Buggs. Our home is busy and filled with love!
Completely Useless Fun Facts about Mrs. Smith: I had a college scholarship to play softball. I was a mascot for a minor league ball team as a young adult. I taught swimming lessons and was a lifeguard in the summer for many years. I also taught gymnastics as a teen. I love all things Dr. Seuss and University of Alabama!