About Ms. Smith...
Position: AVID teacher/ Student Services Dept Chair
Ms. Smith teaches 7th and 8th graders preparing them for college and career readiness in multiple ways. She is absolutely excited to teach the AVID® elective this school year, as well as to serve as the Students Services Coordinator. The sky is the limit! Junior high is truly the most remarkable age for change. Parents, students, and teachers each have a role in helping these young minds become respectable citizens and responsible adults.
My Education and Professional Background
Ms. Smith received her Bachelor's Degree in k-12 Education from Arizona State and her Master's in Administration from University of Phoenix. She is highly qualified in Middle grades language arts and Middle grades mathematics. This is her twentieth-year teaching at Willis.
She has taught the AVID elective, Reading Intervention, Honors Language Arts, General Language Arts, Math, and Strategies elective over the past twenty years at Willis.
My Educational Philosophy
Educators should continue their education for as long as they teach to remain current with ideologies and trends. Ms. Smith incorporates technology and many programs she has been trained in, into her teaching, such as AVID®. Her teaching style also incorporates all modalities of learning and her goal is to allow all students opportunities for success.
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