Mrs. Smith

About Mrs. Smith

Jodi Smith, Mom and Teacher

My name is Jodi Smith.  I am a mom of 4 kids and a third grade elementary school teacher.  I also teach high school summer school.  I work at a school with 90% under privileged children.  Students enter my classroom that truly do not know how to read.  Students in one particular class read a range from 25 to 225 words per minute.  Differentiation is one of the biggest challenges I face as a teacher because I strive to meet the needs of every child.  It is truly rewarding to see so much growth in just one school year!

When my children were young, I read to or with them every night.  I miss those days.  Today, I personally love reading to learn.  I am dedicated to teaching children to read and instilling a love for reading in all kids.  I applied for a grant to run a mobile library next summer so I can motivate children to keep reading over the summer.  Check back next summer to follow my success.

Happy Reading!