Phone: 695-4260 x3050
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Mrs. Colleen Smith
Hello Families and Friends of Room 50!
As of the 2018/2019 school year, I have been teaching for 30 years - 12 in Escondido and the rest in Temecula. For seventeen of those years, I was a fourth grade teacher, then four years in third, and the rest of my years have been as a fifth grade teacher which I absolutely love!! Continuing to be a life long learner, I obtained a Masters in Education from Grand Canyon University.
It seems that education is the related theme in my own family. My husband, Tony, is a 6th grade math teacher for the Hemet Unified School District. Both of my boys, Michael and Marcus, are entering into the teaching field. Michael has acquired his first teaching position as a middle school teacher in Huntington Beach while Marcus will be a senior at Cal State San Marcos.
I believe all children are gifted. Each one has something unique to offer the "world." I feel it is my responsibility, and actually my passion, to uncover their talents, enrich those gifts, and give them the tools they need to become self-directed, life-long learners.
As we embark on this adventure, I hope you find this year to be challenging, enriching, and fun. Please remember I couldn't do it without your help and support at home. I love the fact that we are all team members helping your child be the best they can be. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
It is my privilege to be teaching your child.