Degrees and Certifications:
In 1998, I graduated from Athens State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree. In 2000, I graduated from the University of North Alabama with a Master of Arts in Elementary Education. I also completed National Board Certification in 2007. I am currently training with Neuhaus Learning Center to become a Certified Academic Language Therapist.
Mrs. Cecily Smith
I have been a teacher at R.E. Thompson since 1999. I have taught every grade at this school, and I have worked as the reading intervention teacher 5 years also. I am currently the ARI Reading Specialist at our school. I am also the director of our after-school program. I received my undergraduate degree in elementary education at Athens State University in 1998. I received my Master of Arts in elementary education at the University of North Alabama in 2000. I became a National Board Certified teacher in 2007. I am currently completing dyslexia specialist training to be a certified academic language specialist (CALT). I love our sweet school and love forming relationships with our students and their families.
I am a 1994 graduate of Deshler High School. I am married to Blake Smith. We have one daughter, Bess, who is a graduate of the University of Alabama. We have one dog, Remi. I enjoy going on trips, surfing the Internet, and football (especially Deshler and Alabama)!