Physical Education Teacher
I have been married to my husband, Mike, for 38 years. We have 3 adult children, Jennifer, Chris, and Sarah. We also have 3 grandchildren, Mia, Jack, and Cash, and another one on the way! Mike and I were born and raised in Slidell, LA, just outside of New Orleans, but have called Texas our home since 1991.
I love to run! I started running over 35 years ago and it is my favorite thing to do. Running brings me a sense of peace and well being and it is the one thing I love to do all by myself. I am the DE Smith running club coach and enjoy training our 4th and 5th grade students for the Fort Worth Cowtown. I also enjoy spending time with my family. We enjoy going to the lake, eating dinner out, going to the movies, and traveling.
I attended Florida Avenue Elementary, Slidell Jr. High, and graduated from Slidell High School in 1973. I attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
I began my teaching career in 1978. I have taught special education for 4 yrs, first grade for 13 yrs, 5th grade math for 15 yrs, and Physical Education for 7 yrs. This is my 26th year to teach at David E Smith Elementary. I love the school and the community that brings us together. I can't think of another place I would rather spend my days than with the beautiful children that attend school here!
Physical Education Schedule
Physical Education Discipline Policy
I firmly believe that life-long success depends on self-discipline. The discipline policy that I have developed affords every student the opportunity to manage his or her own behavior. Your child deserves the most positive educational climate possible for academic growth.
- Sit in assigned area quietly during instruction
- Follow directions
- Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
- Stay in authorized areas
- Proper care and use of equipment
- Wear tennis shoes daily
- Participate in class activities
- Show good sportsmanship
- Line up quickly and quietly
- Most Valuable Player- One student will be chosen daily to ring
the firebell for displaying good conduct, sportsmanship and
- Team Player Chart- The class that displays the best conduct,
sportsmanship, and teamwork will receive a popsicle stick in their class
pocket. Once the class receives a total of 5 sticks, they will be given
a free choice day to choose the game or activity for the following day.
TAKE PRIDE IN DAVID E. SMITH- KEEP IT CLEAN!