Meet the Teacher!

“To learn and never be filled, is wisdom; to teach and never be weary, is love.”--Author Unknown

Smith Family March 2015
 --Kinsey, Milo, Robert

                                   Graduation June 2015
                                          --Smith Family
             Park Adventure, May 2015

Hello second-grade students and families!

I am a second-grade teacher at Greenwood Elementary School. I am especially excited to teach at Greenwood, because I also attended Greenwood as a student for 6 years (1st-6th grade). The gorgeous canopy of trees that line Spruce Street are still my favorite scenery for a stroll.

Educationally, I attended school in the La Grande School District--finishing at LHS. After high-school, I earned a bachelor's degree from Eastern Oregon University. I majored in Multidisciplinary Studies, with minors in Elementary Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages. I continue to participate in professional development opportunities through this campus. I recently added a reading endorsement to my license.  June 2015, I completed my Master's degree in education. 

Professionally, I have also worked as a substitute teacher, a first-grade teacher and as the district ESL Specialist. I regularly teach summer programs and extended day opportunities. This range of experience has offered many valuable learning opportunities--all of which I have loved.

Personally, I love to read. The Kindle Fire has made this addiction much more accessible! It is wonderful!  I enjoy walking around town and visiting Farmer's Market every weekend. Milo, my two year-old son, especially loves the live music so he can show off his dancing skills. He is so much fun and growing fast.  He loves to read, his
favorite book right now is Tip Tip, Dig Dig by Emma Garcia.

Enough about me! I look forward to teaching, learning, and sharing together in the future!

--Mrs Smith