Mrs. Kelly Smith

Phone: 520.269.4654

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of Arizona; BA in Education Northern Arizona University; M.Ed School & Clinical Counseling National Counseling Certification; NCC

Mrs. Kelly Smith

Welcome to 5th Grade!

I'm Kelly Smith. I have been in the Amphitheater School District for over 14 years.

Defining Moment in Education

A high school biology teacher was one of the first to spark the fire of learning beneath me. Mrs.  Scheidemantle was passionate about learning and teaching science. Her enthusiasm, dedication and nurturing qualities convinced me through uplifting words that I was intelligent and had the ability to exceed. From her class forward, I possessed the motivation to achieve. I put forth 100% effort into school and became future driven-still am!

Educational Belief

Inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. Authetic learning connects the classroom to students' lives beyond school. Identifying what students care and are passionate about  guides student inquiry. Inquiry activates and promotes higher level thinking skills. Students derrive at meaning as they wonder, plan, analyze, create, and reflect.