Degrees and Certifications:
MAT Elementary Education
I am SO excited to be your student's teacher this year! I truly believe that education is a partnership between the teacher and parent and I look forward to working with you. Here is a little information about me for you to know.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree at East Carolina University in Recreation and Leisure Systems Studies with a Concentration in Recreation Therapy. I worked in this field for 15 years before becoming a stay at home Mom for my two kiddos Sandy and Connor. After six years of being a stay at home Mom, I decided to pursue my dream job of becoming a teacher. I received my Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2014. I have been working as a 2nd-grade teacher at DES ever since! This will be my seventh year teaching 2nd Grade and I absolutely LOVE it!
I have been married for 19 years to Steven Smith. We have built our life in Topsail Beach with two beautiful children, a Lab-Coonhound mix named Indy, and a rescue kitty from Sneads Ferry named Belle. My daughter Sandy is in 8th grade and my son Connor is in 5th grade, both at Dixon Middle School.
This is going to be a GREAT year for us all!