About the Teacher
My name is Cassie Smith. This is my 15th year in the Orrick School District. I have taught 5th grade, 6th grade, JH math, and pk-3 elementary art. I am beyond excited to start teaching art full time for pk-12 grade!
Many of my students know that I majored in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Art Education. My dream job was to be an art teacher, but I knew those jobs were hard to get so I figured I start with teaching in the regular classroom. I was a regular elementary classroom teacher for the first 7 years of teaching. Then an opportunity to help students with math came up and I moved into the world of Math. While teaching 6-9 math for 7 years, I also have two years where I taught pk-3 art classes for an hour a day. That just reminded me how much I wanted to teach art! My personal art passions are for ceramics, sculpture, and painting.