Teacher Information

Hello! I am Renee Smith and I am very excited to be a part of the family at St. Als. I am the lead teacher for the 3 year old, full day preschool class. And I am truly blessed to be teaching your children and to be a part of the amazing preschool team at St. Als. The teaching team for the 3 year old class includes: myself, all day; Mrs. Kathy Hicks, who is with us in the morning; and Mrs. Sue Becker, who joins us in the afternoon. I was born and raised in Cincinnati and graduated from the University of Mount Saint Joseph. I have three amazing children, Michaela (who also works in the preschool and after care program at St. Als), Madison and Ryan, (both attend St. Als school) and I am married to my high school sweetheart, Kevin. Oh and I cant forget our German Shepherd, Ajax the Great! My goal for our classroom is that your kids are truly excited to come to school every day to learn, explore and play and to help build the foundation of a true love of learning through everyday interactions and play. I am humble and greatful that you share your children with us each and every day and I take that very seriously and promise to always do my best to honor that responsibilty. “My Promise To You, I promise you every day your child will learn something. Some days they will bring it home in hands. Some days they will bring it home in their heads, and some days they will bring it home in their hearts". -Valerie Welk