Phone: 695-4260 x3050
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Colleen Smith
Hello Families and Friends of Room 50!
As of the 2019/2020 school year, I have been teaching for 31 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 a teaching position as a 7th grade science teacher in Menifee while Marcus will be entering student teaching this year. As you can see, the love of teaching has rubbed off!
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
is my privilege to be teaching your child.