Bienvenido, Mrs. Smith

Mrs. JoAna Smith Joins Midlo’s World Languages Department


Photo by: Marisa Ruotolo

Mrs. Smith (center) joins her Spanish class for some fresh air.

Where have you taught in previous years?

Nottoway and Cumberland

Is this the only subject you’ve ever taught?

I also am licensed to teach ESL, was a Virtual Virginia mentor, and taught an Intro to Foreign Language class.

Do you have any hobbies?

I play soccer at SCOR, XLSports, BRVA and River City, and am the Conference Coordinator for FLAVA.

What’s your preferred teaching style?

Hands-on and consideration of the whole child. We enjoy all learning styles and ways to demonstrate learning, including technology resources and PBL.

What makes your class special?

I try to incorporate the interests and learning styles of students. I make the classroom as comfortable and conducive a learning environment as possible for students to be willing to learn a language and take risks. Each class is its own family.

Do you have any additional comments?

This is my first year at Midlo, and I love it! My coworkers are so supportive, and administration is empowering. 

Welcome to the Midlo Family, Ms. Smith!