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Timpson ISD Teacher Spotlight

April 18, 2017 - Timpson ISD Bear Update

Teacher Spotlight
Mrs. Danielle Smith is the Timpson High School family and consumer sciences, art and yearbook teacher. This is her fourth year at THS. Mrs. Smith really enjoys working at Timpson because of the wonderful relationships she has formed with the faculty, staff, students and community. She says THS felt like home from the first day she walked into the building.

Mrs. Smith has many professional honors including Phi Upsilon Omicron Home Economics Honor Society, Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers, Timpson High School Teacher Who Makes a Difference, Teens in the Driver’s Seat Sponsor and 2013 Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Smith says, “I have a serious commitment to do my  best for each group of students that I have the opportunity to teach."

I strive to be a positive influence in the lives of my students.  I believe it is vital for students to feel at ease in the classroom.  I hope that my classroom is always a welcoming environment, free from ridicule and sarcasm.  I have high standards for my students.  I want them to improve academically, but I also want them to gain personal skills and character traits that will help them to be successful and happy in the future.  

Mrs. Smith also strives to give her students practical applications of what they learn in the classroom  and supports them being involved in the community with such projects as Teens in the Driver’s Seat, Family Career and Community Leaders of America and American Cancer Society projects.

Mrs. Smith says she is blessed with a wonderful, supportive family including her husband Michael Smith and son Cutter Smith  Mrs. Smith strives to base her instruction on student need and learning level.  She uses student based hands on curriculum.  

She strives to conduct positive discipline management to promote student responsibility, problem solving skills and student accountability which are skills students will use for a lifetime.  Mrs. Smith is a positive, encouraging teacher who is a true multi-tasker that is able to accomplish great things for our students.

Thank you for all you do Mrs. Smith!