Welcome to Kindergarten!

From the time I was in 5th grade, I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher, and now I'm living the dream! I love the wonder and excitement that the students bring everyday. Preparing these little ones to be ready for the years to come is a huge responsibility, but I love the challenge. Watching students light up as they realize they can do things that used to seem impossible is a reward hard to find in other professions.

During my time at St. John's I have worked in the Extended Day Program, subbed for many of the classes and taught Transitional Kindergarten. I have stayed over 16 years because I love the sense of family and community. Our smaller classes help ensure that I can really connect with and give attention to each student.

I graduated from Sacramento State with a Liberal Studies degree and have a Multiple Subject Credential with an English Concentration.

I look forward to meeting you and discussing our wonderful Kindergarten program further!

Mrs. Lisa Smith