Hello! I'm Jennifer Smythe, 3rd grade teacher at Joyner. This will be my 8th year teaching overall, 7th in 3rd grade. 3rd grade is my heart - I love this age when they are becoming little independent people, but they aren't too old to give hugs! I'm a graduate of NC State, where I played soccer. As a college athlete, I learned all about hard work and perseverance, which is something I love to pass along to my students. In my classroom, I encourage the students to be part of a family, supporting each other and building each other up. 3rd grade is a transitional year and I'm excited to help these students learn all that they can to succeed.
I am married to Will and we have 2 kids, Evan and Kate, who are also students at Joyner. We love the family atmosphere at Joyner!