Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Mrs. Gina Smith and I am your child's 4th grade English/Writing teacher this year. I graduated from Pottsville Area in 2003 and continued my education at Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I also have a Master’s Degree in Education from Alvernia University. This year is my 11th year at Minersville, I began my career teaching 1st grade, then moved up to teach students in the 3rd grade, and have spent the last three years teaching 4th grade English/Writing. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband, Mike, and my two very energetic boys, Parker and Rylan.
Every year I look forward to finding different and exciting ways for your child to have a blast while learning. My goal is for your child to not only learn and grow, but to get excited about coming to my class every day. I feel that communication is key for a successful school year, I will be posting assignments and assessments on my website. Grades will be posted on MMS in a timely manner, please make sure to check MMS regularly. Some examples of what is assessed in my class: Spelling Tests, Spelling Contracts, Daily Language Review Quizzes, Writing Journals, etc. Please contact me via email or DOJO if you have any questions or concerns about your child.