My name is Ryan Smith and I am a Spanish teacher and a lifelong learner. I received my undergraduate degree from Oakland University in history and Spanish language. I completed my education program at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. While I worked on my teaching certification I was hired to teach Spanish at Hoke County High School in Raeford, North Carolina as a part of North Carolina’s alternative route to teaching program. After two years of teaching in Raeford I was hired to teach Spanish at Murray High School in Murray, Utah where I spent another two years. Next, I spent one year teaching Spanish at Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah. I am currently teaching Spanish in my home state of Michigan at Clarkston High School. I am nearly finished with my Master of Arts in Educational Technology from Michigan State University. I hope to continue to grow as a teacher and leader and share my knowledge with colleagues!
I am currently teaching Spanish 2 and Spanish 3 at Clarkston High School in Clarkston, Michigan. I also serve as a Junior Varsity football coach.
I have been married to my wife Jessica since 2010. We have two daughters, Ellie (left) and Alina (right) , who are energetic, occasionally overwhelming, and keep us on our toes. Ellie was born in October, 2014 and Alina was born in August, 2016. We also have a black lab/border collie mix named Lily.
When I am not coaching football I enjoy running, spending time outdoors, and playing with my children.