Ms. Kathryn Smith

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Ms. Kathryn Smith

WELCOME

My name is Ms. Kathryn Smith, and I am looking forward to this year as a 5th Grade Teacher with Amphi Academy Online K-5. I have lived in Arizona for 30 years in various locations, and I am loving life in Oro Valley. I feel very fortunate to have your child in my classroom and look forward to a fabulous year with all of my students. 

 Defining Moment in my Education:

I was blessed with so many wonderful teachers who believed in me and helped me succeed. I bring that same attitude to my students and look forward to seeing them learn and grow as they prepare for Middle School.

 Core Educational Beliefs:

Every student is capable of learning. Every student has many wonderful talents and skills. By helping them discover and develop their talents and skills, I hope to instill in them a love of learning, life-long learning.

 Prior Experience:

After two successful careers as a business owner and in the corporate world, I decided to pursue my passion and become a Teacher. I have enjoyed teaching in several states including Arizona, Montana, and Hawaii. I have taught students in the fourth through eighth grades and call upon those experiences to help my fifth-grade students.

 Education Degrees & Certifications:

The University of Montana, BA, Elementary Education

K - 8 Certification

 Professional Accomplishments:

Singapore Math Certified Trainer

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence RULER trained

NOAA SEA Grant, Teaching Science Through Inquiry trained

Hawaii Arts First Institute, Collaborative Residency Program

 Why I am committed to Painted Sky:

I have found the most wonderful parents and students as Painted Sky! This place is more than a school, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.

 Hobbies and Interests:

Fly fishing, hiking, bicycling, music, reading, and students

 

 

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