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Mrs. Rene' Smith
Hi! I am the Young Fives teacher at Townsend Elementary. I am beginning my fifteenth year back here at my old alma mater. One of my favorite parts of teaching Young Fives is seeing how curious the children are, how imaginative they can be, and I love when I am able to witness their "ah-ha" moments. Their smiles truly brighten my days here at Townsend Elementary. I am a mother of 3 children, all graduates of Vandercook, and have been married to my wonderful husband for 30 years! One of my passions is being a high school youth leader at my church here in Vandy where I have been able to be involved in numerous mission trips, some involving serving some very small schools and villagas in Honduras. It is very interesting to see how these schools are able to provide such a quality education with minimal resources. Even with their limited budget, these teachers and children are so happy and content, one of the many great lessons I have been taught while on these trips. I am excited to begin this new year with some very loving and talented children.