Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Language Arts and Elementary Education Global Educator Badge from DPI VIF Global Badges Years One, Two, and Three
Mrs. Amye Smereka
I am so excited to be going into my fifteenth year here at Harrisburg Elementary. I have spent all my years teaching at HES in first and second grade. In 2017 I completed my Global Educator Badge for NC DPI. I also completed years one, two, and three of the VIF modules in global education. I love incorporating global awareness into my lessons. This year, first graders will focus on Europe and learn about the people, countries, and cultures that come from that region of the world.
I grew up in Michigan. My husband and I moved to NC in 2005. We love the Harrisburg area and enjoy the warmer weather. We do make it to Michigan once or twice a year to visit family and friends. We have two very energetic girls. Abbey is a freshman at Hickory Ridge High School. Alexis is a sixth grader at Hickory Ridge Middle School. When I'm not teaching, my husband and I are busy getting the girls to practice and games as both of they play tournament softball. I also serve as a Girl Scout Leader for my girls' troop.
I am looking forward to a fabulous year in second grade.