Email: Mrs. Paula Smith
After many years as our third grade teacher, Mrs. Smith is thrilled to move to the position of Pre-K teacher. She is married to her husband Brian and has two daughters who also attend St. James. Mrs. Smith joined our staff in the fall of 1998. Before coming to St. James, Mrs. Smith taught at St. Patrick’s School, Rainbow Academy and Rainbow Learning Center. She has experience teaching in pre-school, 5th grade and 5/6th grade combination class. Mrs. Smith did her student teaching in the 2nd grade in Arlington Heights,Il. Mrs. Smith also taught 4th grade CCD at St. Bernadette.
Mrs. Smith grew up in Rockford. She attended and graduated from St. Bernadette school. Mrs. Smith also attended and graduated from Boylan Central Catholic High School and Illinois State University. Mrs. Smith just finished her Master’s degree from St. Xavier University in May of 2008.