Welcome to Kindergarten in Room B1. My name is Denise Smith and it is my privilege to be your child's kindergarten teacher and accompany them on their amazing academic journey and path towards being life long learners. I knew I wanted to be a teacher early in life and I feel fortunate to have fulfilled this dream. This is my 17th year teaching at Darnall.
I was born and raised in sunny San Diego. I earned my Bachelor's degree, teaching credential, Masters in Education, and Reading Specialist certificate from SDSU....Go Aztecs! I am married to an incredible husband. We have a daughter, Ruby, and a son, Liam. We also have a dog named Sweet Pea. We enjoy swimming in our pool, going lobster fishing, trips to Disneyland, and cheering for our Chargers!!!
I am looking forward to a year of amazing growth and discovery. Thank you for entrusting your child in my care. Together we will ensure your child's success!
My College Path:
Fleur de Lis Preschool
Florence Elementary School (K-2nd)
Grant Magnet Elementary School (3-6th)
Correia Jr. High (7-8th)
Point Loma High School (9-12th)
San Diego State University
-Bachelors in Liberal Studies
-Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
-Masters Degree in Education
-Reading Specialist Credential
You can also contact me via "Class Dojo"