Welcome to my online classroom! My name is Nikki Smith. This school year begins my 23rd year of teaching. I have previously taught first, second, and third grades. I graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I received my Master's Degree in Elementary Reading Instruction from Nova Southeastern University.
I am married to Adam Smith and we have four children. Anna is beginning her first year at college. Sophie is in the 10th grade at Rockmart High School. Parker and Cooper are in 6th grade at Rockmart Middle School. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy reading, shopping, and going to the beach!!
I have always felt that teaching is an opportunity to love children and empower them throughout their learning. I believe it is imperative to create a safe, positive, and fair environment where all students can learn from one another and feel safe and comfortable to share their thoughts and ideas. My decision to become a teacher was instilled in me by my grandmother at a very early age. As a little girl, I always loved playing school so there was no doubt I would be a teacher one day. It is the best and most rewarding job!