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Ali Smith

With fifteen years of kindergarten through twelfth grade general education, Special Education, and Alternative Education teaching and coaching experience, I am absolutely overjoyed to be joining the Vashon Island School District family as a Special Education teacher at Chautauqua!

One of the many things I love about teaching in a small school district is the wonderful opportunity I have to work closely with each student as he/she develops academically and socially-emotionally, as well as collaborating with all stakeholders at the school and district level including parents/guardians, certificated and classified staff, Special Education service providers, and Administrative staff.

When not teaching I enjoy spending time with my husband Randal (a VISD alumni) and our two dogs Enzo the Cane Corso and Adia the Belgian Malinois, our family and friends, gardening, and reading about anything related to education.

I am truly looking forward to a successful and memorable 2018-2019 school year!