2024 Teacher of the Year

Headshot of DeShonna Smith

Congratulations DeShonna Smith

DeShonna Smith is incredible! She is kind, compassionate, understanding and works incredibly hard. Student relationships are DeShonna’s ultimate strength as she is able to build them with all students, so much so that she looped with her current class. DeShonna and the general education teacher built trusting and loving relationships with the students and parents where everyone felt seen, heard and appreciated. She works collaboratively to help plan instruction so that students can focus on their areas of growth, individualized for them.