Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Smith

My name is Susan Smith and I am thrilled to be returning to my LCPS home after four years in Texas. Prior to those four years, I spent 12 of my 20 years of teaching here in Loudoun County, serving as both a classroom teacher at Potowmack Elementary as well as a Reading Specialist at Sugarland Elementary. I am honored to be a part of the Countryside community!

I received my BS degree in Early Childhood Education from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC and completed my M.Ed. at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA with an emphasis in Reading instruction. (Fun fact: our very own Reading Specialist, Ms. Sierra, taught one of my grad school classes!)

My husband Derek and I will celebrate our 35th anniversary this year. We have three adult children (all LCPS grads – Ooohhh PFalls!) and one soon to be daughter-in-love. I am a die hard Nats fan and never has supporting my team been more fun than while living in Houston during the 2019 World Series!

Communication is especially important to me, so please do not hesitate to reach out! It is going to be a great year!