Connie Smith Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Special Education

Education

Connie Smith

Undergraduate Elementary Education(P-8) Valdosta State University

Masters Specific Learning Disabilities (P-12) Valdosta State University

Masters Early Childhood Education (P-5) Valdosta State University

Specialist Degree Early Childhood Education (P-5) Southwestern State University

Interrelated Certification Added in 2005



Experience

Professional Experience for Connie Smith

1973-1974 Adel Elementary Second Grade General Education

1974-1975 Adel Elementary First-Fourth Grade Specific Learning Disabilities Reading/Math

1975-1976 Adel Elementary Kindergarten Social Curriculum / Fourth Grade Specific Learning Disabilities

1976-1981 Adel Elementary First-Fourth Grade Specific Learning Disabilities Reading/Math

1981-1995 Adel Elementary Third-Fifth Specific Learning Disabilities Reading/Math

1995-2006 Cook Elementary Third-Fifth Grade Special Education Teacher Reading/Math

Testing Coordinator for Special Education Due Process

1999-2000 Cook Elementary First Grade After School Reading Program

2000 Cook Elementary Summer School General Education Fourth and Fifth Grade Reading/Math

2006-2008 Cook Primary School First and Second Grade Special Education Reading/ Math

2008-2012 Cook Primary School First and Second Grade Special Education Reading/Math

2012-2013 Cook Primary School Second Grade Special Education Reading/Math

2013-Present Cook Primary School First and Second Grade Special Education Reading/Math

 



Bio

My name is Connie Smith. I am working with first and second grade students. I help  special education students in co-taught classes.

I began my teaching career teaching second graders at Adel Elementary. Later, I became the first learning disabilities teacher in Cook County. I left the general education classroom and entered the special education area of teaching. I have served special education students in grades first through fifth. I have also served as the testing coordinator for special education due process at Adel Elementary and Cook Elementary Schools.

During the school term 2003-2004 my peers at Cook Elementary School selected me as their teacher of the year. I was later awarded teacher of the year for the Cook County School System. These honors have been the highlight of my teaching career.

I will be sending home progress reports  with your child's report card. I am looking forward to working with your child. My goal is for your child to be successful.