About Coach Smith

Hello students and families. I am excited to be at North Buncombe Middle School for my second year. I have moved to Western NC from Cleveland County, NC where I taught 5th grade, 3rd grade, and Title 1 for 14 years. I also coached middle school Track and Cross Country for 5 years. I graduated from Appalachian University and am licensed in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Social Studies,  and as a Reading Specialist.  
I spend my time running and training for 5K's. I love to read -- my favorite genre is historical fiction. I also enjoy cooking  and photography.


me and mack

I have 4 children and 3 stepchildren in my blended family.  My two oldest daughters and two oldest stepdaughters are grown and live and work in NC. My son is a Lance Corporal in the US Marine Corps. My youngest daughter is a Senior in High School, and my youngest stepdaughter is in third grade. 

We are a full, busy family but I wouldn't change a thing. We hike and love waterfalls, enjoy watching a good movie, and like to go on day or weekend trips to see new places. We are also old-fashioned and like to spend time around a puzzle or board game!! The quiet times are also valuable, but it makes me want all of them home.