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Mrs. Barb Smith

7th Grade Mathematics

1.517.568.4456 Ext: :2139


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free email anytime (probably fastest choice) or to call during my planning period or after school.

Planning Period: 9:58-10:48

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Hello, I am Barb Smith.  This is my 25th year teaching in Homer.  The majority of those years have been spent teaching 7th grade mathematics.  The funny thing is that I HATED math as a middle schooler, well all of the way through school really.  I totally understand the struggles of my students.  The good news is that I am now on the other side of those struggles.   I now LOVE math. I enjoy the challange each problem can bring and the pride one can take when they overcome a mountain they once thought impossible to even start to climb....I look forward to helping my students learn that we can all be successful in any subject, even math. 

I am a proud 1987 graduate of Homer Schools. I recieved my entire k-12 education in the halls of this district.  I made life-long friends and encountered some phenominal educators along the way. I love this caring and giving community. So much so that, I returned to this district not only as an educator, but as a parent.  

To prepare for teaching I went the long way around.  I actually started at Grand Valley State University studying to become a nurse.  Life happened and I redirected my life on another path. This was the path that started as a small child playing teacher to my stuffed animals.  I had in reality returned to my true calling. I graduated first with my BA from Spring Arbor University and then with my Masters in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University.

We are always one choice away from a different life - C. Loughrige






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