Degrees and Certifications:
Hello Parents, and welcome fourth graders to the 2019-2020 School Year! My name is Gail Smith and I teach ELAR/ESL Fourth grade at Juan Seguin Elementary. Parents, please be actively involved in your child's education.
Children are our future, and we must show them the way for them to be prepared to lead.
I have taught K-8 since 1999, including 4 years at Sacaton Reservation and 6th-8th Middle School ELA/ELD in Phoenix, Arizona. I have also taught 4th and 5th grade in Pampa ISD, Corpus Christi ISD, and Grand Prairie ISD, 2015-2019.
Helping my two children with reading and math homework made me realize how much I wanted to teach. Therefore, after 15 years in Business Administration, I went to Arizona State University to receive my teaching certification. I believe children are our future, and we must show them the way for them to be prepared to lead. I also want all of my students to be life-long learners.
My degrees and certifications include:
Ottawa University, Phoenix, Arizona, BA Business Administration;
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona Post-Bac Elementary Education;
K-8 Elementary Education, Arizona Certification;
SEI/SIOP Arizona Certification;
Middle Grades 6-8 Language Arts, Arizona Certification; and
EC-6 Elementary Core Subjects, Texas Certification.
I've passed the Texas Bilingual Exam Part 1, and
I'm currently working towards receiving my ESL Supplemental Endorsement.