Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees Held: BA in Psychology from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) Go Huskies!, MS in Educational Administration from National University, Earned teaching credentials from California State University, San Marcos Credentials Held: Education Specialist Instruction Credential, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Administrative Services Credential Teaching History: Kolb Middle School (Rialto, CA) - 8th grade physical science teacher (one school year), Warner Unified School District (K-12) - Assistant principal/Teacher on Special assignment - special education teacher, PE teacher, English language instructor (one school year), Vallecitos Elementary (K-8) (Fallbrook, CA) - General education teacher for combo grades K/1, 1/2, 2/3, 8th grade algebra, and coached Vallecitos middle school sports teams (7 school years), Vallecitos Elementary (K-8) (Fallbrook, CA) - Special education teacher for grades K-8 and schoolwide intervention coordinator (4 school years), San Pasqual Union - Middle school math special education teacher (3 year)
Mr. Chris Smiley
My ultimate goal is for every one of my students to learn continuously and feel successful when they come to school. This is achieved by providing a safe learning environment full of positivity where everybody is accepted and expectations are high. As a class, we will develop a sense of community and an understanding that hard work and effort is often what leads to major accomplishments while conversely making mistakes along the way is an understandable, acceptable, and an essential component to how we learn. Development of this shared mindset goes a long way toward excellence in school and beyond.