About Ms. Smith

Ms. Smith received her education right here in the Fox C-6 School District in the late 1990s. She received her Bachelors of Arts in English with a Russian Studies minor from Truman State University and spent a brief stint as Weekend Technical Director at KTVO-TV3 in Kirksville, Missouri. She returned to the district in 2006 and began her teaching career as a permanent Algebra I and Language Arts III tutor, creating a course to assist struggling students when Pre-Algebra was stricken from the curriculum. Now she teaches her first love: language and communication arts. The skills of reading and writing. Dissecting a text for deeper meaning, personal connections, and universal truths. The art of language.

On a personal note, she has a son and several pets who are members of her family. She enjoys reading high fantasy, science fiction, and the occasional historical fiction novel. As an avid gamer, she feels video games are a modern method of immersive storytelling, and when used appropriately, they can enhance education.

Thank you for taking this journey with her as she explores literacy in today’s technologically driven society.

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5 thoughts on “About Ms. Smith

  1. Hi, Ms. Smith. I was reading your bio tonight, and I noticed that you went to Truman State University. Do you know Sal Costa?

    • I only knew him because I had friends in the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, which he advised. I heard very good things about him.

      • It is a small world. I’ve found that most people like him. He is my uncle (my mom’s brother). He graduated from college and never moved back to St. Louis. Kirksville must be a good town. 🙂

  2. Hi Ms. Smith.

    I am an English teacher in Brooklyn, New York, and I am looking for help designing a creative writing project for my students. I want them to rewrite (or add onto) Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian,” and I saw your assignment posting for “The Most Dangerous Game: The Next Chapter,” a creative writing short story project.

    I’ve never done a project like this, and I’m wondering if you have anything you could share with me. I’d be so grateful, as there isn’t much I have found on the internet.

    Thank you in advance.

    Lev.

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