This is my seventh year of teaching--and I love it! Yes, everyday is a challenge, but I face that challenge head-on. I work with a difficult group of children, coming from homes where survival is far more important that completing their homework. I am determined to do well and continue with this passion for as long as I am able to do so!
I am a very hands-on teacher. Even though sometimes worksheets and repetitive practice are necessary, I enjoy making learning math a fun experience. I try to do this through games and challenges where I force students to think and persevere to get to their answer.
Even though I have yet to be publically recognized by an offical for the work I have done, I am awarded everyday by students who say, "I love your class, Mrs. Smith." If it weren't for these moments, I wouldn't love my job as much as I do :)
I grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I was always a very studious person, earning nothing below a B for my entire educational life (K through college senior).I love learning--it is my passion. My goal is to pass that passion on to my students, hopefully producing a new, excited generation of educators.
I am a fun-loving woman who has been married to an amazing man since 2009! He is also a passionate teacher. We also have two sons, Michael born in July 2011 and Archer born in June 2015. I love life and all the twists and turns that it brings!