I teach Reading RTI at PES. I am originally from Paris and Henry County. I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1998) with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. I married my husband, Lance, and worked in the field of architecture and design for many years. Eventually I became a stay-at-home mom to our two children, Cooper and Mary Raye. My career in education came to me as an adult, where I found my true passion in teaching reading. I returned to Bethel University and earned a Master of Arts degree in Education.
I love getting to know my students and teaching them in a way they understand. My goal for the upcoming year is to make a personal connection with my students. I want each of my students to know, above all else, that I BELIEVE in them!!!
We will have a great time reading and learning this year. We will work hard together and grow as readers. I look forward to the wonderful year ahead!!!
See you in the Reading Room...
Mrs. Olivia Smith