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 sixth year teaching and third 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.
While GATE includes students 3rd through 8th grade from Fayette, Berry and Hubbertville schools, our classes are at Fayette Middle School. We meet at FMS for all field trips. You may contact me through school email, or by phone at FMS. Parents of students in GATE can reach me using Remind101.