About Me

Who Am I?

Hello class!  My name is Mrs. Heather Smith.  I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.  I have two children and a dog.  We love spending time outdoors and enjoying nature.  I recently received my bachelors degree in elementary education from Grand Canyon University.  I look forward to having you in my class!   

My Teaching Philosophy

As an educator I will create a safe warming classroom, that will use positive reinforcement to boost the motivation and engagement of all the students. I will create a good relationship with the students to promote good behavior, so we can focus on learning. The diversity of the children will be brought into the classroom to maximize the quality of the overall classroom environment. The structure of the classroom will be outlined and organized, and the procedures will be taught and explained to the students. I will have high expectations for the students and develop strong proactive strategies that will decrease misbehaving. I will be a role model and stay actively engaged in the needs of each child. I will take full responsibility for managing my classroom, but I will hold the students accountable for their learning.

"The best way to predict your future is to create it."  - Abraham Lincoln