Discovery Staff Member
Patricia Smith - IFT
Mrs. Smith is very excited to be part of the Discovery Staff – home of the Trailblazers. This will be her twenty-fifth year teaching in Loudoun County and her tenth year as the Instructional Facilitator for Technology. She taught ten years in fifth grade and four years in fourth grade. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University.She currently lives in Leesburg, Virginia with her husband and with her girl and boy twins along with their family dog, English Springer Spaniel, Bailey.
In her spare time, Mrs. Smith loves biking, and playing any type of sport.
She helps teachers in grades to K-5 integrate educational technology in the classroom in meaningful and innovative ways. She is a lifelong learner who enjoys sharing her knowledge with educators.It has always been her passion to work with children especially with the use of technology. Used to support both teaching and learning, she believes technology infuses classroom engagement and builds 21st century learning skills. She is very excited to be a member of Personalized Learning leadership team again this year. In a personalized learning environment all (students/teachers) will have voice and choice and are intrinsically motivated to innovate and problem solve.
Mrs. Smith looks forward to a fantastic school year at Discovery Elementary!