November Renaissance Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Tiffany Smith


AJ Grassi

Mrs. Tiffany Smith – November Teacher of the Month

10 things we love about Mrs. Smith:

  • You care about your students
  • Your uplifting attitude
  • Your March Madness tournament
  • Your fantastic coaching ability
  • You are a great role model
  • Your intelligence
  • Your amazing teaching skills
  • Your honesty
  • You have the best sense of humor
  • You’re one of the best math teachers

EE: What inspired you to become a teacher?

TS: I have always enjoyed working with teenagers. I had several great teachers impact my life greatly and I wanted to have the opportunity to positively impact others– plus, I love math!!

EE: How long have you been teaching?
TS: This is my fifth year teaching.

EE: Have you always taught at Tyrone? If not, where else?
TS: Yes, I have always taught at Tyrone. 

EE: What is your favorite memory as a teacher?
TS: All those moments when it ‘clicks’ for the students and they gain confidence in their math abilities.

EE: If you weren’t teaching right now, what do you think you would have done with your life?
TS: Probably something in therapy or sports medicine. I have always enjoyed learning about body structure and love helping athletes.

EE: Where did you attend high school/ what year did you graduate?
TS: I attended Tyrone High School and graduated in 2006.

EE: What’s your favorite movie?
TS: The Toy Story series and Remember the Titans.

EE: Where did you attend college?
TS: Saint Francis University

EE: What is your advice to the Class of 2016?
TS: Set lofty goals, work hard to achieve them and smile along the way.