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:
Restaurant: Fired Pie, Babbos, Cheesecake FactoryShopping: Amazon or Horse.comBeverage: Iced TeaTreat: Dark Chocolate/Homemade GoodiesHobbies: crocheting, jewelry, crafts, Ultimate Frisbee, fitnessContact me!
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