Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree Elementary Education University of Arizona
Mr. Hans Smerz
Welcome Students and Parents!
Here is the Zoom link for Parent Information Night 2021-2022 for Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 - https://zoom.us/j/3382692706?pwd=VGh5aXpmVlNkTEVTdFg5NnhtSEl4dz09
Please log in to this link on your designated time: Since our classes are block classes, we will meet over zoom at the beginning of periods 2,4, and 6.
For Periods 2/3 Block: 6:20pm
For Periods 4/5: 7:00pm
For Periods 6/7: 7:40pm
This is our class webpage for Mr. Smerz's 6th grade Language Arts classes. This website will be used for class assignments and events updates.
A little bit about me: I am a Tucson native, and I am in my 17th year teaching. I graduated from the University of Arizona, so I love our Wildcats and our Tucson community! All 3 of my three children have attended Wilson as students. Wilson has been more than my professional home for 15 of those years. I look forward to working with another exciting group of 6th grade students.
Defining Moment in Education
As I recollect on my own education, I realize that not one moment defines me. It is the process that continues to this day that defines my education and hopefully that of many others. Mistakes and successes from elementary, middle school, high school, college, and professionally shape who I am and who I will be. Bad teachers and good teachers, and peers of all levels of abilities and backgrounds define my education. I believe that most importantly, I have not forgotten what it is like to be a student and a young person and my approach to education is to treat young and old with respect and high expectations.
Core Educational Beliefs
Challenge young people through meaningful learning experiences.
Develop work ethic and independence.
16 years of teaching - 4th, 5th, and 6th grade
Education Degrees & Certification
Bachelor's Degree, Elementary K-8 Education, University of Arizona
Additional Approved Areas: Middle Grades Language Arts