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.