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Fifth Grade

Ms. Serene Smith


My name is Serene Smith and I am teaching fifth grade this year.  This is my first year at St. Michael’s School. I have previously taught K-12th grade at Catholic schools. Also, I have done marketing and admissions for a Catholic high school. 

I have earned two degrees from Loyola Marymount University. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Individual and Family and a Master of Arts degree in Education with an emphasis in Elementary and Literacy. I was blessed to have a Catholic education.

I feel at home when teaching at a Catholic school. I am excited to help strengthen students’ faith, build upon math and science skills, encourage the appreciation for history, increase writing abilities, and reinforce reading across all subject matter.  I hope that students will leave fifth grade loving to read and write.