MRS. SMITH

Ms. Smith

Email: 
jonda.smith@ops.org

Phone: 

531.299.1800

Biography

Hello, my name is Jonda (Johnnie) Smith. I am the Intermediate BSP teacher here at Masters Elementary and teach the third, fourth and fifth grade.I have been involved and/or taught BSP for 11+ years in a variety of settings, Middle, High and now Elementary. Through small groups, my classroom is about building relationships, trust, and to individualize the curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of my students. My goal is to assist them to develop appropriate behavior, coping skills and social skills so they can achieve the outcomes necessary to move forward with their education and life challenges. This is my first year at Masters Elementary and I'm looking forward to my 2nd year. Go Monarchs!!!!

I’ve lived in Omaha my entire life. I worked as a supervisor at AT&T/Lucent Technologies here in Omaha, upon it"s closing, I took two years off. I latedecided to followed my dream to teach, in hope of making a different in young peoples lives. I returned to school and received my Master degree in Special Education. I love what I do and look forward to seeing my students every day. I'm married to a wonderful man and we have 4 beautiful children, 2 boys and 2 girls who make me very proud. 

Academics

Master of Science in Special EducationGrand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ)  

Special Education (K-12)                                                                                                                                      

Studies included training to teach students (K-12) any subject, from math to language arts, to students with mild to moderate disabilities. These teaching methods will take into account the language, emotional development and physical and cognitive disabilities of each student.


Bellevue University (Bellevue, NE)

Business Management

Studies included all aspects of overseeing and supervising business operations. From the point of view of management and leadership, it also covered the fields that include accounting finance project management and marketing.