Mrs. Nancy Smith

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Mrs. Nancy Smith

Greetings from Kindergarten!  I am Nancy Smith,  and I am proud to be teaching at Opequon Elementary!   For me (and for Mrs. Courtney, my teaching assistant), Kindergarten is the best!  I have been teaching kindergarten since 2000, (all that time at Opequon).  Before kindergarten, I taught one year of first grade (97-98), and one year of second grade (98-99).  When kindergarten went "all day",  that was my first year in "K".   

Before becoming a teacher, I earned a degree in bio-chemistry (Medical Technology) and worked at City Hospital for 10 year, in the Lab.

After 10 years, I had the opportunity to become a substitute teacher, and for 3 years I worked in all settings (regular education, special education,  "specials" classrooms, elementary, middle and high school) and many of the schools across Berkeley County.  I fell in love with teaching - I knew I had found my purpose!

I went back to school (Shepherd College), earned by teaching degree, was hired to work at Opequon, and found my place in the universe.

I am so lucky to teach at the best school in the best place, in the world.