Aloha! My name is Renee Smalley and I can't tell you how much I love my job! This year is my 9th year in the classroom. Five years ago, I moved to Hawaii from North Dakota, where I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work at a variety of grade levels. I have taught kindergarten, second, third and fourth grade. I currently work at Pearl Harbor Elementary School in Honolulu, HI. Go Sharks! There are so many fun things to do and learn in Fourth grade, and I can't wait to share some of my ideas!
It is my belief that all children should be active participants in their learning. I support a hands-on, meaningful, technology based approach to education. My goals are to establish high expectations in a classroom where all children have the freedom to explore, ask questions, to inquire, and to learn the joys of becoming life long learners.
2012-Teacher of the Year
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education
In my spare time, I enjoy reading and hiking with my husband, Matt and my dog, Kapaa.