Educator biography - Jesse Smith

October 20, 2003

Name: Jesse Smith

Occupation: Eighth-grade social studies teacher at Western Heights Middle School

Family: Married for 12 years; a 5-year-old son

Education: Hagerstown Junior College and Frostburg State University

Mentor: Ed Koogle

Favorite part of the job: "Working and interacting with students while facilitating their learning."

Biggest challenge of the job: "Balancing graduate-level work and being with my family while still maintaining my effectiveness in the classroom."

Favorite music: "I enjoy a wide variety of music. I do not have a favorite."

Favorite car: "My '89 Corolla (it's paid off)."

Reading now: "Secrets Of The Secret Place"


Last movie seen: "Signs"

Favorite TV show: "Seinfeld"

Hobbies: Running and tennis

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? Martin Luther King

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