Meet Mrs. Smelt

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         Hello Everyone. My name is Christine Smelt. This will be my 12th year with the district. I have been teaching 2nd grade for the last 7 years and loving every minute of it!  I attended SUNY Geneseo for my undergraduate degree and continued on to Nazareth College to receive my Masters in Educational Technology. Technology is all around us and I strive to incorporate into my classroom in meaningful ways. I believe with the right attitude and effort anything is possible. We will work together to make your child's second grade year both memorable and enjoyable. 

         On a personal note,  I am a Gates Chili graduate. I love the community I grew up in and couldn't be happier to be teaching here.  I actually attended Florence Brasser as a child. It fills me with great pride to return to this wonderful school as an educator. I live in Gates with my husband, 2 children- Ryan and Nora, and a spoiled dog named Bella. You will see us out and about in the community enjoying all the fun-filled activities our area has to offer.