I am excited to be your child's teacher this year. I grew up in Durham, North Carolina. I received my undergraduate and Master's degrees from Appalachian State University. After teaching 6th grade in Virginia for 5 years, I was excited to return home to North Carolina to teach at Woodland Heights Elementary. This will be my 13th year at WHE.
My husband, Mark Smith, builds custom cabinetry and furniture with his company- Encino Furniture Co. We have two children, Gracie, rising 7th grader, and Henry, rising 6th grader. We also have a German Shepherd, Reiko, an orange tabby cat, Owen, and a fat tailed African Gecko, Baby. Our house is pretty busy.