Smith, Heather - Social Studies

hi
  Heather Smith
8th grade Social Studies
Head Track and Field Coach

heatherl.smith@bcsemail.org

"Intelligence plus character -- That is the goal of true education."   --- Martin Luther King Jr.

Hello students and families. I am Heather Smith and I am excited to join the North Buncombe family. I have moved to Western NC from Cleveland County, NC where I taught for 14 years and coached for 5. I graduated from Appalachian University and am licensed in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Social Studies,  and as a Reading Specialist. 

I have been looking for a move to a middle school where I was needed to teach and coach, and I am so happy to have found NBMS! This move has been exactly what I have waited for -- a school that serves its community, colleagues that are professional yet feel like family, a track program eager to grow, and most importantly -- an environment where students are challenged and loved. I am so happy to be here!

I have 4 children and 3 stepchildren in my blended family.  My two oldest daughters and two oldest stepdaughters are grown. I am proud to say my son is a US Marine. My youngest daughter is a Junior in High School, and my youngest stepdaughter is in second grade.

We are a full, busy family but I wouldn't change a thing. We hike and love waterfalls, watch movies, and enjoy day trips. We are also old-fashioned and spend time around a puzzle or board game!! The quiet times are also valuable, but it makes me want all of them home. 
When I have time for me, I run and train for 5K's, read, cook, and enjoy photography.