Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in English, University of Colorado Master's Degree in Education, Western Colorado University
Ms. Theresa Smith's Biography
Theresa Smith is an English Language Arts teacher at Boulder Creek High School in Anthem. In 2020-21, she is teaching freshmen English Language Arts. ELA Lab classes, and English Learner (EL) classes.
In a 12-year teaching career, she has taught ELA in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, along with AP Language and Composition, Dual Enrollment English, argumentation and rhetoric, public speaking, journalism and drama.
Ms. Smith wrote her master’s degree thesis on oral fluency. In particular, she enjoys teaching speech and encouraging students to develop speaking skills. For four years, she trained students for Poetry Out Loud and organized POL competitions. Also, she started daily video newscasts at two high schools. Her first career as a writer prepared her to teach writing and to provide students with detailed feedback.
A former multi-platform journalist, Smith covered sports full-time at The Denver Post, The Orange County Register, The News Tribune (Wash.) and The Los Angeles Times, where she won two Top of the Times awards for investigative journalism. In August, she will be inducted into the Tacoma Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame.
She has covered high school sports, Triple-A and college baseball, major college football and basketball, NFL sidebars and features, and provided beat writer coverage of the Seattle Supersonics and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA.
In broadcasting, she was the radio color analyst for University of Denver women’s basketball from 2002-07. Before moving to Arizona, she served as public address announcer for football and basketball at two Colorado high schools. In the Fall of 2019, she worked the P.A. system for a few Jags football games.
Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in education from Western Colorado University.
Along with spending time with her family, she enjoys reading, writing, hiking and watching sports, particularly baseball.