Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Bret Spencer
I am honored and excited for my fifth year as Dean at Smart's Mill Middle School. This is my seventh year in Loudoun County. I graduated college from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a degree in Secondary Mathematics and I have since completed a Masters Program through Shenandoah Universtity in Administration and Supervision. I worked as a Math Teacher in Warren County, VA 2008 - 2014 and also taught as a Math Teacher 2014 – 2016 at Trailside Middle School in Ashburn.
I am originally from Elderton, Pennsylvania, which is a small town in Southwestern Pennsylvania. I moved to Virginia after completing my studies at UPJ along with my wife. We have two wonderful children - Sadie and Gemma. We are all HUGE Steeler fans. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching my kids participate in activities, and I have recently started painting. I also have been a high school coach for Football, Golf, and Baseball prior to moving to Loudoun County.
I hope to make your children's experiences at Smart's Mill Middle School beneficial and help them successfully progress through middle school. I have experience implementing the Blended Learning model of instruction in my mathematics classrooms for my last two years in the classroom. I am a big supporter of Personalized Learning, Project Based Learning, and Performance Assessments. As a teacher, I wanted to help my students learn the content that I taught in as many ways possible, as they may be the most important for their future success in mathematics. The problem-solving processes learned in Foundations, Algebra I and Geometry will be vital for their future mathematics courses. As an administrator, I hope to continue using my classroom experiences to help the students and teachers at Smart's continue to successfully incorporate the Personalized Learning teaching strategies into their lessons and classwork. I hope to help make the students' time in the classroom full of positive and valuable learning experiences.
If you ever need to contact me, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view my Back to School Night video here.