Terri Smith

PPCD - 4s


I consider education to be one of the most important tools a person can have in life. Every person deserves to receive the best education possible, regardless of special needs. In order for academic growth and success for every student, it is imperative that they are placed in the least restrictive environment, gain the necessary life skills to be a functioning member in society and learn how to relate and communicate with people from different walks of life. I have an older brother with special needs and it has always been a passion of mine to help him discover his individual gifts and talents and to reach his full potential that I know will carry over into teaching my students. 
All children carry special gifts inside of them. I believe that anyone working with a special needs person has the responsibility to identify those gifts since they often go unnoticed.  People will often focus on the deficiencies of a special needs person, rather than on their gifts. As a special education teacher and advocate, I encourage all students to understand and celebrate the differences that make each individual special. I believe that understanding diversity is an important skill not only as part of a classroom, but as part of a community as well. There are many different types of people in this world, and people should learn from one another.
Whether I am a teacher or an advocator, I will strive to stay current on new legislation regarding children’s educational rights. I am conscious of students’ academic abilities and/or disabilities and will strive to provide them with the tools and services they need as individuals to succeed academically and in society.  Every child is part of a community and should be given the opportunity to participate in the same projects and events as every other community member, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they may have.

   Hello! My name is Terri Smith. I was born in a small town in East Texas, but spent most of my childhood in Brownsville, Texas with my parents and 6 siblings.

   I graduated from Texas A&M San Antonio in the Spring of 2014 with my degree in Special Education and have been with NBISD since. I loved New Braunfels so much, I moved here before graduation.                       GO UNICORNS!!

   I have been blessed with a wonderful family where we spend most of our time enjoying the outdoors filled with laughter and excitement. You can find my husband, son and I kayaking the rivers and surrounding lakes or hiking faraway trails. Our favorite passed time is planning our next adventure. We just returned from touring and camping in some of our most scenic National Parks this summer. So far, Alaska still has been the most memorable! It continues to call us back often.  

7:15 - 7:55       Welcome in class with aide

7:55-8:20     Calendar, Pledges, whole group

8:20-8:50           Restroom/Breakfast

8:50-9:35        Literacy Block/Centers 

9:35-10:20        Specials

Gym/Music     Library/Idea Lab     Gym/Music     Library/Idea Lab     Disc/Courtyard  Motor/Comp

10:20-11:30      Math Circle/Centers

11:30-12:50    Lunch/Recess/Restroom

1:00-2:00       Naptime/Restroom

2:00-2:20      Wake up/Snack/tech

2:20-2:45       Music & Movement/Science/SS

2:45-3:05        Pack Up/dismissal songs

EMAIL: tlsmith@nbisd.org

Office Phone: 830-627-6820

Class Line: 830-627-6861

Conference time: 9:35-10:20

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