About the Teacher:
MRS. TRACY SMITH
English Language Learners
Chickasaw Elementary School
Education: I graduated from the University of Memphis with a Master of Arts degree in Teaching. My major was Curriculum and Instruction. I am certified to teach Elementary Education in grades K-8 and have an endorsement as an Early Grade Specialist. In addition, I am certified to teach English as a Second Language in grades K-12.
Experience: I have over 25 years of experience in teaching children in grades K-3, including schools in Desoto County, Shelby County, and Memphis area private schools. I love working with children and truly feel that I was "called" to teach. Thank you so much for sharing your child with me each day and for allowing me to partner with you to help your child reach their full potential.
Bio: My husband, Mark, and I have been married for over 28 years and have two children, Chandler and Hunter. We live in Collierville and are members of Orchard Fellowship Church. When I am not at school, you will probably find me on the lake with my family or down in Oxford, cheering on my favorite team, the Ole Miss Rebels.
Welcome to our EL Program!
What is EL?
EL Means English Learner. When a student speaks a language other than English, or comes from a family that has another language spoken in their home, we give them a quick test. If the test shows that the student needs help in speaking, listening, reading, or writing in English, an EL teacher will provide that extra instruction and support to teach those English language skills!
Did you know that we have a district translator for Spanish speaking parents? If you need help understanding something or a translator to help you communicate with your child's teacher, please contact Liliana Rangel at (662) 449-7189. The Google Translate app is also very useful for translating speech or scanning documents like homework!