Rachel A. Smith
I have been the field of education for as long as I can remember. As a child, I spent many afternoons sitting in the back of my mother’s middle school Language Arts classroom hoping that one day I could be just like her. From 2005-2007, I had the privilege of working alongside my mother at Benchmark School in Media, PA. After two amazing years, I moved on to Twin Valley Middle School, where I currently teach 8th grade Language Arts. Teaching has always been my dream; I love my job.
Well here I am, coordinating teaching and learning in the middle school and I love it. Teaching teachers about teaching writing has brought about challenges, frustrations, and celebrations that I never would have anticipated. The best part is convincing middle school writers that yes, they are important authors.
I now have my own middle school writer at home, my oldest daughter is a fifth grader at my middle school. My first grade daughter allows me to still enjoy first grade writing, and my three year old son will have no choice but to love writing!