Welcome to 8th grade! My name is Emily Smith, and this is my 6th year teaching, but my first at Lowndes Middle. I am so excited for the year to come! 

I was born and raised in Valdosta, GA, and I am a proud alumni of Lowndes County Schools. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Middle Grades Education and from Valdosta State with a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I am currently working on my specialist degree as well! 

I have a dog, Ty, who has the biggest personality. I also love movies and music, traveling, watching the Dawgs play, and spending time with my friends and family! I am also learning some new "outdoorsy" activities as well! 

I cannot wait to get to know each one of my awesome 8th grade students this year!