Degrees and Certifications:
Northern Illinois University - Bachelors Physical Education Chicago State Endorsed Safety and Driver Education Olivet Nazarene- M.A. Educational Leadership
Welcome to Tier 1! My name is James Smith. I have had the wonderful opportunity to work in School District #308 for the past eleven years. I began my teaching career in Alternative Education at Oswego East High School. I am also endorsed in the field of Drivers Education. I have helped over 1900 students obtain their drivers license, stressing the importance of driver safety. I enjoy teaching the students of GOAL. The small classroom environment allows me the opportunity to connect with my students. This connection helps both the student and I facilitate a plan for academic success.
A little more about me!
I have lived in this area my entire life. I am happily married going into my 34th year. My three wonderful children have sinced moved on with their adult lives, but continue to stay somewhat close to home. I like to relax by playing golf on the weekends, and spending time being a "Grandpa."