Degrees and Certifications:
Teacher of Students with Disabilities K-12 Teacher of English K-12 Bachelor in Arts in English Bachelor in Arts in Special Education Kean University Masters of English Literature Southern New Hampshire University Certificate in Teaching the Holocaust and Prejudice Reduction Kean University Supervisor Certification Rowan University
Special Education Teacher
SAT Prep Course Instructor
Knights for Success Instructor
Yoga Club Advisor
Care Club Advisor
The 2023-2024 school year is my 10th year at Wall High School. In my time at Wall High School I have previously taught English in the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade levels. I am currently the SAT Prep Night Course Instructor. I am also proud to be an instructor in the Knights for Success Program after school. For the 2022-2023 school year, I had the honor of being the Governor's Teacher of the Year for Wall High School. I am currently the Yoga Club Advisor and the Care Club Co-Advisor. I am very active in our school community! I truly love collaborating with students on projects that make our school a better place.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and dog, Lincoln. We love taking Lincoln on adventures to local trails on the weekends. As an English teacher, I am an avid reader and lifelong lover of books. As Albus Dumbledore explains in JK Rowling's Harry Potter, "words are [...] our most inexhaustible source of magic."
I practice yoga and hope to become a certified yoga instructor in the future. I currently hold a Chair Yoga Certification.
I am also a lover of travel. We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. A few of my favorite places I have been fortunate enough to visit are: South Africa, Peru, and Iceland. I have proudly had the honor of exploring 25 countries, with many more I hope in my future.
I like to keep the bulletin board behind my desk filled with photos of all these things I love, so stop by my classroom anytime to see for yourself 😊
2023-2024 School Year:
English 9/10 POR
English 11 CP
Extra Help: Tuesdays during Unit Lunch in A10.
Google Classroom: Each block has their own Google Classroom. See Mrs. Smit for help joining your block's Google classroom.
Awards and Honors:
2022-2023 Governor's Educator of the Year for Wall High School
2021 Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation Grant Winner