Phone: 205 932-7661
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree - Family Financial Planning and Counseling Master's Degree - Elementary Education Gifted Education Certification Torrance Test of Creativity for Talent Development - Trained and certified AMSTI trained
Mrs. Jaime N Smith
Welcome to GATE - Gifted and Talented Education
I am the gifted specialist for Fayette County Schools. I guide and challenge students in third grade through eight grade as they explore and learn about topics outside the traditional classroom. This is my eighth year teaching and fourth year with the gifted program. I taught 4th grade science at FES before I began with the GATE progam. I received my master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of West Alabama and my Gifted Certification from the University of Alabama. I am trained and certified by the University of Georgia in Torrance. While I taught 4th grade science, I also received AMSTI training. I love teaching but more importantly I love helping students learn and grow. It's about the students.
Outside the classroom, I am married and have four wonderful fur babies. We live in Winfield but I grew up in Fayette. I went to school here and my parents taught school here. Fayette is my home and I could not imagine teaching anywhere else. I also volunteer at Eaves Family Fitness teaching karate. I began martial arts at young age and it has been a valuable part of my life. I enjoy passing that along to others.
This year I will be at FMS serving FMS and FES Wednesday through Friday. Monday I will be serving students at BES and Tuesday I will serving students at HUB.
Field trips will leave from and return to FMS.
You may contact me through school email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents of students in GATE can reach me using Remind101. All parent communications from me are sent through Remind101. If you need help getting set up please email me. I'm happy to help!