Hello My Name Is...
My name is Anne Smith. Currently, I teach sixth grade special education at the Columbia Falls Junior High. I have been teaching special education with School District Six for eighteen years. Prior to that, I taught at Deer Park School for two years after moving to Montana from Indiana in 1991. My teaching career began in Indiana where I taught special education grades 7-9 and K-5 before moving to Montana.
For my teacher training I attended Indiana State University where I earned my bachelors’ degrees in special education and social work and then went on to earn a master’s degree in special education. I love teaching special education. I enjoy the continual challenge of learning, changing and teaching with the students. Every school year is a new year to watch students expand their learning.
Outside of school I have many interests. I like to be active with yoga, hiking, cross country skiing, camping, boating, hunting, traveling and just spending time outdoors with my husband, Robert. One of my favorite hobbies is healthy cooking and studying health and nutrition. I enjoy experimenting with and creating new recipes. I enjoy reading non-fiction relating to exercise, nutrition, health, humor and self-enhancement.
I am married and have one adult son in his twenties who lives in Shelby, Montana. My husband works as a real estate agent for Chuck Olson in Kalispell. We are fortunate to be a happy, healthy family.
My goal is to always stay positive, willing to change, to develop a positive mutual working relationship with students, parents and staff and to continue to be a life-long learner.