Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. from Brigham Young University: Nutrition/Dietetics with a minor in Chemistry M.S. from Fresno State: Counseling- Marriage/Family Therapy & School Counseling CREDENTIALS: Clear Multiple Subjects K-12 CLAD: Crosscultural Language and Academic Development Certified: Lifetime (Issued 1994) BCLAD: Bilingual Crosscultural Language & Academic Certification (Spanish): Lifetime (Issued 1998) Single Subject Credentials: Biology, Geoscience, Health Science, Chemistry PPS: Pupil Personnel Services (School Counseling)

Mrs. Smith

I started teaching in 1986 and have taught in a wide variety of settings from K to college.  I love my current assignment as the Science teacher at Sierra Vista! Science practices and education are keys to success!  And I want my students to succeed! GO Aztecs!

Currently the courses I teach include:

Biology and Earth Science

Students earn credit in class through:

            Keeping their interactice notebooks up to date and submitting them for grading

            Completion of Google Classroom assignment

            Exams and writing assignments

            Submitting Portfolio assignments (short often single day lessons or science world magazine studies) under a calendar cover sheet

Credit is awarded for completed work.  Notebooks must score at least a 7 (70%) to receive credit. 

Overall the classroom expectations are that studens will

    Show courtesy and respect

    Support the learning environment

    Sit in their assigned seat (Be where they are supposed to be doing what they are supposed to be doing)

    All electronics are to be invisible. 

This is our AZTEC RAP:  Respect, Accountability and Perserverance!  Go Aztecs!