Degrees and Certifications:

Dawn Gosse Smith

I'm old-fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised. ~Wisława Szymborska


My Information

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My Education:

Bachelor of Science in English & Secondary Education

Master of Arts in Differentiation for At-Risk Learners

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a Literacy Emphasis

My Certifications:

4-8 English, Language Arts & Reading

8-12 Language Arts & Reading


EC-12 Reading Specialist

EC-12 Master Reading Teacher

My Years in Education


My Experience:

Taught Grades 9-12 English for 13 Years

Taught Grades 6-8 Language Arts for 11 Years

Was a 6-8 Language Arts Instructional Coach for 2 Years

My Loves:

I love all students.

I love teaching.

I love reading.

I love writing.

My Contact:

The best way to reach me is by email at  I love to get emails from parents. I love even more to meet parents and hear about the kids in my classroom, so I welcome all communication and visits.  Just let me know you want to stop by, and we'll work out a time.

My Gratitude:

Thank you for allowing me to spend time each day with your amazing child.  I am honored to know that I am trusted.  I promise to do my absolute best.