Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education in TESL (anticipated May 2022) Certifications: Early Childhood Elementary Early Childhood Special Education TESL (anticipated May 2022) SLPS Preschool Teacher of the Year 2013

Mrs. Linda Smith

I love being a Pre-K teacher!

  • One of my favorite things about being a teacher at Dewey is the diversity of cultures and languages.  I love watching children from different backgrounds become friends and help each other learn.
  • I grew up in St. Louis and went to school at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  I earned both my undergraduate and masters degrees there.  My bachelor's degrees are in early childhood and elementary education, and my master's is in curriculum and instruction. I am currently a student at Webster University as part of the English as a Second Language Cohort.
  • I also love animals.  I have a seven-year-old lab mix named Cali and a bearded dragon who is part of our class community.
  • I have a wonderful husband named Tony.  We have been married for 11 years.  This summer our son, Evan, celebrated his 8th birthday and our daughter, Ava, just turned 4 in October.
  • I love gardening, reading, coffee, colored pens, bubble baths, and musicals!
  • I truly want parents to be involved in our classroom community. To help your child with learning, the most important things you can do are read to them and talk to them. But most of all stay healthy and support your children through this difficult and unprecedented time in history. Please reach out to me if I can be of any help at all. I am here for you.