Welcome to Smith Elementary. I am excited to be teaching Fifth Grade Mathematics this school year as it is my 12th year in education. I love math and working with numbers and patterns in ways in which students can become more confident and successful with their number sense and their own conceptual understanding of math. I am a Magnolia High School graduate (Go Bulldogs!), Sam Houston State University Graduate (Go Bearkats!), as well as a UT Tyler Graduate (Go Patriots!) with prior experience in the business world. I enjoy incorporating real life, practical scenarios to link our understanding of the content matter to our everyday world around us. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you this year!