Our new technology specialist is off and running. Students in all grades have begun receiving technology specific lessons.
“It is my joy and pleasure to teach and I welcome each one of you to my classroom. I am excited to teach and to learn as I dive into the world of elementary education. It is my desire to provide a safe, fun, and loving teaching environment where my students will have the freedom to explore learning — yet it is my hope that they will always know the responsibility falls upon them to take what is taught, use it, and succeed. I will raise my expectations of each one of you and my goal is you will rise to them and be the best you can be.”
–Ms. Cindy Smith
Ms. Cindy Smith has been a classroom teacher for 26 years, working at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. She has taught courses in all levels of dance, mathematics, and computer applications.
Ms. Smith moved back to California from Idaho in June with her daughter. Her daughter, Ashlyn is 16 and a sophomore at Newbury Park HS. She is also much closer to her son Lane, now 20 and a sophomore at Biola University. She loves to read mysteries and crime solving books. She loves music – all kinds of music and the last movie she saw that she loved was “The Way Way Back”. She loves the sun and the beach and is happy to be back in California. Her favorite poem and one sheI hope you all read is “Our Greatest Fear” by Marianne Williamson.
Along with her love of music, comes a love of dance. Ms. Smith has also coached school dance teams — including two state champions and one national champion — for 30 years. Her Bachelor’s degree, from California State University, Fullerton, is in Business with Minor equivalents in Dance and Mathematics. Ms. Smith also holds a Masters in Computer Applications, from United States International University. Ms. Smith has been a regional and national judge for dance competitions and dance competition director. She also served as the dance program director for the United Spirit Association. She was named Idaho Coach of the Year in 2006.
Let’s all give Ms. Smith a huge Tiger welcome to the La Mariposa family.
Our Tigers benefit from technology instruction thanks to your generous donation to the Jog-a-thon and Dinner Dance.