Rummel Creek Elementary 2014 Campus Teacher of the Year - Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith
Rummel Creek Elementary
Pre-Kindergarten, All Subjects

Baylor University (Waco, Texas), Masters of Early Education, 1991
Baylor University (Waco, Texas), Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, 1988

Teaching History
Rummel Creek Elementary, Spring Branch ISD, 2002-Present
First Baptist Church (Longview, Texas), 1992-98
Pine Tree Primary, Pine Tree ISD, 1991-1996
Meadowbrook Elementary, Waco ISD, 1988-1991

21 years total of teaching experience

In her own words. . .

“A mosaic is an art form that uses small pieces of a variety of materials to create an incredible work of art. Teaching is similar to this ancient art form. Our goal as educators is to create a well-rounded, caring and productive life-long learner and citizen — each child is a piece of art.”

In the words of others . . .

“I have the honor of being a collaborative teacher as well as a parent of a student in Mrs. Smith’s classroom. . . She would handle any behavioral issue at school to help teach the students socially appropriate ways to communicate and respond. We, as parents, had the ability to conference and discuss our child’s needs at any time.”
 Wendy Olson, Rummel Creek Elementary parent and teacher

“I urge you to select Kathleen Smith as Teacher of the Year . . .  She truly personifies what a teacher should be. What more could you ask of someone, but to be selfless in directing the young minds that will one day lead our nation.”
 Tomeka Mleod, parent of two former students

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Pre-Kindergarten Team Leader, 2005-Present
PTA Lifetime Membership Award, 1994-1995
Primary Teacher of the Year, Pine Tree ISD, 1994-1995
Longview Area Teachers of Reading, Founding Member and Secretary, 1993-1996


Spring Branch ISD