Phone: 704-260-6330 (ext.28165)
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Education in Elementary Education K-6 English as a Second Language License K-12 Reading License K-12
Mrs. Carmen Smith
Welcome to ESL at Irvin Elementary!
Hi! I am the full time ESL teacher at Irvin again this year! This is my 12th year in elementary education and my 2nd year as an ESL teacher at Irvin! I was a NC classroom teacher in grades 2, 3, and 4 before becoming an ESL teacher. While I enjoyed my years and experiences as a classroom teacher, transitioning to teach ESL was the best career decision!
My husband, Clyde, and I have been married for three years and live here in Concord! We have two fur-babies; a Puggle dog named Gilligan and a Siamese cat named Jewel! Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with them and our other family and friends! I love animals, music, dance & theatre, movies, reading, travel & culture, and going to live concerts or sporting events!
Last year was a great year for Irvin ESL! I hope that my classroom knowledge along with my ESL and literacy knowledge is able to help the Irvin ESL students succeed again this year with their language and academics! I enjoy building positive relationships with my students and helping them grow in their learning! I am very excited about continuing my journey with the Irvin community and look forward to working with you all again!