Irene Smith Board

National Board Certified Teacher at Discovery Lab School

Irene Smith teaches middle school Language Arts and Social Studies to clever, interesting, and energetic students.She is married to her best friend, Brad, and they have five grown up children.She loves backpacking on the Olympic Peninsula, spending time with her grandchildren, reading and writing books, and going to Shakespeare plays.

Twitter: @TeachLearnHope


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Bored Student

The student ducks her head after scanning the rest of the class, anxious not to be called on. She isn’t sure what answer the teacher is looking for. She fears the inevitable teasing that comes when she makes a mistake.