Betsy Smith, MEd and MA
I graduated from MTSU in 2002 with my BA in English and with minors in Secondary Education and French. After three years of teaching middle school, I continued my education at MTSU and graduated in 2007 with a MEd in Administration and Supervision. Finally, I returned a third time to earn my MA in Creative Writing in 2016, this time from SNHU.
I have nineteen years of experience inside the classroom in two different systems. During those years, I taught middle school and high school level courses in various subjects, such as Language Arts/Reading; English II, III, and IV (some honors and inclusion); Dual Enrollment English 1010, 1020, 2130, and 2135; and French I. I was also the assistant band director and color guard instructor for my first four years of teaching.
I have two daughters who keep me quite busy between band, soccer, dance, and theater. Theater is huge part of our lives: You will often find us at SJCC, auditioning, rehearsing, or performing throughout the year. During my downtime, I love to bake and cook, read, complete house improvement projects, and watching movies. I just recently remarried and am enjoying various adventures with my husband! We all have many plans to travel in the near future as we adjust to a new unit of four.
I am excited for year three at CCVA! We have two years and our FIRST SENIOR CLASS'S INDEPENDENT GRADUATION under our belts and are looking forward to another wonderful year with our Nerds and their families! I look forward to serving the community through the role of coordinator and know that we will continue to experience success.
Elizabeth Peckinpaugh, BS