When she was eight years old, Mrs. Smith decided that teaching was for her and has never looked back. She taught her brothers, her dolls, even her cat. She attended SUNY Oswego where she earned her Bachelor’s in Education. She then taught in area school districts before leaving to raise her children. She then began working as a substitute teacher and earned her Master’s degree and certification in K-12 English.
Mrs. Smith taught at SHDS for twenty-five years, retired, then returned this year to teach fifth and sixth graders. She feels privileged to have found SHDS, a place that mirrors and supports her love of students and education.