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Mrs. Emily Smith
Greetings Trailside Friends!
I am very eager to start another amazing year here at Trailside! I was very fortunate to have begun my teaching career here at Trailside in the 2014-2015 school year. Going into my fifth year of teaching, I am extremely excited to build new relationships with the upcoming 8th graders!
A little bit about me: I am a Pennsylvania native, from York, PA. I hold West Virginia close to my heart with being a graduate of West Virginia University, LET'S GO MOUNTAINEERS! I have received a Bachelor's degree in Biology and General Science and a Master's degree in Secondary Education. I have had teaching experiences with 10th grade students, 8th grade students, and 6th grade students, covering a wide variety of science content.
As an 8th grade science teacher, I look to provide students with memorable and meaningful learning experiences. Within my classroom, students will be immersed in hands-on activities, technology applications, labs, personalized learning, project based learning and most importantly, be a part of a fun, safe learning environment. I am an advocate for pushing learners to their full potential, instilling values of growth mindsets and building positive student-teacher relationships. I truly believe that building student-teacher relationships is of importance for student success and achievements in the classroom.
Aside from being a teacher, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I LOVE the beach and all places sunny and warm. I am happily married to my wonderful husband and I am a mother to an 80 lb rescue dog who goes by the name of Moose. My husband is a teacher at Musselman High School (Inwood, WV), as well as a football coach for Musselman High. I enjoy cheering on the sidelines and watching him coach.
The past four years at Trailside have been nothing but amazing, leaving me with lots of memories and connections with former students. I hope to make the 2018-2019 school year just as memorable and I can't wait to see what memories and experiences this year brings!