About Mrs. Smith
    Dear Parents and Students:

    I am originally from Ohio, but I moved to sunny Arizona twenty-three years ago. I am married and have two children- Jennifer and Brandon. They are both adults and do not live at our house anymore. I love to travel and read. In 2016 I traveled to Europe to research my grandmother's ancestry in the country of Hungary. In the summer of 2019 my husband and I visited Ireland. My husband did a great job driving our rental car on the left side of the road! One of my recent favorite books was The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I am also a huge baseball fan!

    My college education was completed in Ohio. I have a B.A. in Communications and an M.Ed. in Reading Specialization. I taught in the Kyrene district for 20 years and then retired in 2016. After a year away from teaching, I returned to the classroom in 2017, teaching 7th and 8th grade language arts for two years. For the 2019-2020 school year, I am excited to be at Aprende as a reading intervention and ELL teacher.