Degrees and Certifications:
B.A in Elementary Education (K-6) Minor in Children's Literature and Childhood Studies EdTPA Certified
Hello and welcome to Mrs. Smith's classroom - I am SO excited to have you! This is my first year at R. Brown McAllister STEM Elementary school and I am thrilled to be here - Go Bobcats! I currently live in Concord with my husband Michael, our two children Paisley (2) and Bo (6 months) and our two rescue pups, Lilly and Daisy.
My education philosophy is for my students to develop a growth mindset. A growth mindset is the belief that they are capable of doing anything they set their minds to, even if it may be more challenging for them than others. All students are capable of learning, growing and thriving in all subjects - we just have to work together to find the best possible strategy that works for each child.
My classroom management philosphy is a positive, encouraging, student-centered classroom. My students and I will work together to create a strong classroom community built on respect, trust and empowerment. I want my students to feel valued, loved, comfortable and safe when they enter my classroom (virtually or physically). With that being said - I also hold my students to high standards. I want to push my students to be the best possible version of themselves - socially, emotionally, mentally and academically.
I am so excited for the 2020-2021 school year. Although it may not look as it has in the past, we are going to make the best of it together!
"Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing." –Madeline Hunter