Phone: 847-451-3077


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Northern Iowa BA English/Teaching Clark College MA Education/Reading

Ms. Smith

›Welcome to my class. I am looking forward to getting to know you and work together with you to advance your skills.

›I have been teaching for almost 20 years. I was the Gold Star Award Finalist for Outstanding Teaching while in Iowa and the Most Inspirational Teacher Award from Western Illinois University while teaching at Leyden. I also graduated from high school in 3 ½ years. I graduated on a Friday, took the ACT on a Saturday, and started college on a Monday.  After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa, I started teaching at Central Alternative School in Iowa.  I first taught at Central Middle School when I came to Illinois.  I have been happily teaching at East Leyden High School since 1998. I look forward to working with you this year!!!


Classes I have taught at East Leyden High School:

›English I, English II, English IV Honors, English IV, Humanities, Media Studies, Literacy B, Reading I, Reading II, Academy Reading, Summer School 8th Grade Reading, Repeat Summer School Reading, ACT Prep Reading.

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