SEA Madagascar puppy
    Horsebackriding  SeaWorld La Jolla Family Disney

    Hello!  Thanks for coming to our classroom website! My name is Susan Smith and this is my twentieth year in the Deer Valley School District teaching Second Grade. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Naperville Central High School, and Eastern Illinois University. I moved to Arizona to be close to my parents who have retired here. In May 2003, I graduated from Grand Canyon University with my Master's Degree in Education. I married my husband, Ben Smith, on the beach in Maui, Hawaii in 2004. I live in Peoria, with a cat, Izzy,  and my darling children!  Benjamin came in to our lives on May 2, 2008, and now I truly know what it is like to be a parent. My husband and I were blessed once again on December 30th, 2011, when we met our incredible daughter, Izabella. After a few days in the NICU, we were able to bring her home. My husband surprised me with a horse, Johnny,  on December 25th, 2017. In July 2019, we got a new Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppy named Cody. I have a very outgoing personality and enjoy building positive relationships with my students and parents.  

    Love being a Mom? Me too. This is why I will be planning a Mom's Night Out for September. Mom's Night Out is a chance for all the Second Grade Moms at Sierra Verde to get together over dinner. I have done this for several years and it has been a huge success.

    I am a graduate of DV TechPro and have learned even more on how to utilize higher level thinking skills and technology in my teaching. I currently have a Smartboard, LCD Projector, extra student computer, digital camera, airliner, microphone, presenter, webcam, and a video camera. I use games with Notebook software, Powerpoints, and other software applications to make learning  really come to life for my students!  I recently earned a grant for 6 new Chromebooks for our classroom.

    In my spare time I enjoy horsebackriding, cooking, crocheting hats, playing Ultimate Frisbee, making jewelry, reading, playing games on the Nintendo Wii (Punch Out is a favorite), and especially spending time with my kids. My kids especially enjoy our countless hours spent baking and cooking together!

    My favorite things:

    Place: Disneyland

    Color: Purple

    Restaurant: Fired Pie, Babbos, Cheesecake Factory

    Shopping: Amazon or Horse.com
    Beverage: Iced Tea
    Treat: Dark Chocolate/Homemade Goodies
    Hobbies: crocheting, jewelry, crafts, Ultimate Frisbee, fitness
    Contact me!  
    Phone/Voicemail # 623-376-4844  
    Email Address: susan.smith@dvusd.org