Welcome to Val Vista Academy. My name is Jan Smith and I'm delighted to teach 2nd grade at the newest AZ Ball Charter School.
A native of Scotland, I earned my Bachelor in Education and completed my teacher training in Edinburgh , Scotland. After teaching for four years in Scotland I relocated to the United States with my husband Drew. Having lived in Northern and Southern California, Nevada and Arizona. Arizona is where we now call home. We love the desert!
I've enjoyed teaching 3rd and 2nd grade here in the East Valley and can't wait to meet the new second grade students at Val Vista Academy. It's going to be an exciting year for everyone!
When I'm not teaching I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters, Hannah and Abigail. We enjoy hiking in the San Tans and walking our three dogs. I also love to read. My favorite books are Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay and The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
I look forward to getting to know you and your student this year. Please contact me if you have any questions.