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Subjects Taught
2nd Grade



 Welcome to Hernando Hills Elementary. My name is Carla Smith and I will be involved in your child's education. I feel it's important you know something about my personal and professional background. My husband,Mark, and I have been married 23 yrs. He is in his tenth year of teaching. We have three beautiful children, Dalton 21 Junior at MSU, Dylan 19 and Weslie 17. Hernando is my hometown, so I'm proud to give back to the community that gave so much to me.

I am a graduate of Hernando High, Mississippi State (sorry Ole Miss fans) and Blue Mountain College. This is the start of my 23rd year. I taught kindergarten for 10 years and moved up to third grade. Seven years ago, I decided to work with the younger group again and so I made the move to second grade.  Then four years ago, Mrs. Gilder asked me if I would consider teaching Special Education.  So, here I am!

My classroom philosophy is that all children can learn in an environment conductive to learning. A proper environment is one that is safe, organized, has clear expectations, and strives to help students find joy in learning.

I am excited about this year and look forward to growing as a class and welcoming all of you as a new addition to my family.

Welcome, if you have any concerns or comments, you can reach me at 429-9117 or my e-mail

Thank you for your support and giving me the opportunity to teach and work with your children.

Respectfully, Carla Smith