Phone: (208) 645-2561 Ext. 116
Degrees and Certifications:
Hi! My name is Jill Smith and I am the proud mama of 3 kiddos, the wife of an amazing man and the daughter of terrific parents. I grew up in Vincennes, Indiana and graduated from Vincennes University with an associate’s degree in Elementary Education and a Practical Nursing degree. I pursued nursing for 5 years, before taking time off to be a mom and to travel with my husband for his work. We have lived in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Arizona, Oklahoma, before finally settling back in his hometown of Malta, Idaho 6 years ago. It is here that I began to substitute teach, before being hired as a para-educator. It reminded me of my love of teaching and in April 2017, I earned my Bachelors in Education from Western Governors in Utah.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, camping, snowboarding and spending time with my family. I am also a volunteer EMT for the Malta Ambulance.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to mold little minds, and am a firm believer that each student can and will learn when given the right opportunity. In my classroom, I promote respect, growth mindset, blended learning and flexible seating.
Please feel free to stop by our classroom anytime to see what we are learning!