Subjects Taught
Second Grade


I am a proud graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation and Leisure Systems Studies with a Concentration in Recreation Therapy.  I also received my Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Degree in Elementary Education for grades K-6 from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.


I have worked in the field of Recreation Therapy for 15 years as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.  I transitioned from this position after having children to be a stay at home mom for 6 years.  During this time, I made the decision to make a career change and enter into education with a focus in elementary education. 


I have been married for 15 years to Steven Smith.  We have built our life in Topsail Beach with two beautiful children and a labrador retriever named Indy.  My daughter's name is Sandy and she is a fourth grader here at Dixon Elementary.  She is very loving, curious, always excited to learn new things and loves to surf.  My son's name is Connor and he is in first grade also here at Dixon.  He loves playing with his sister, swimming, riding his bike and reading books about dinosaurs.