About Mrs. Rigdon

Hello!  Thank you for visiting our website.  My name is Frances Rigdon and I am beginning my third year teaching third grade at Smokey Mountain Elementary School in Whittier, NC.  I graduated from Western Carolina University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  I am also fully licensed to teach in North Carolina.  I completed a yearlong student teaching internship in third grade with Mrs. Linda Brogden at South Macon Elementary School in Franklin, NC. 

I am a teacher because I strongly believe that children are our future.  I believe that each and every child is able to make a difference in the world and are able to reach success.  I want to be able to help students realize their full potential and to reach for their dreams.

I enjoy spending time outdoors running, cycling, and hiking.  One of my favorite things to do is go tubing down the Deep Creek river in Bryson City, NC.  I also enjoy scrapbooking, shopping,spending time with my family, and eating ice-cream!