Mrs. Smith

Welcome to Mrs. Smith's Fourth Grade!!

Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Clawson

Hello!  My name is Kristen Smith and I have had the pleasure of teaching for seventeen years in Asheboro City Schools. Of those seventeen years, sixteen of them have been here at Balfour Elementary School.  I began my teaching career in second grade, but had been teaching third grade for almost 14 years.   I truly enjoy this grade level and this age group so much.   However, I took a big step this year and moved up to fourth grade.  I think I am going to love it as much as I have loved third grade.  They bring me such joy and I enjoy seeing them grow throughout the year.  It is also with great pleasure that I get to see these children graduate and go on to college. 

I grew up in Maryland and that is where most of my family still lives.  I graduated from Bridgewater College in Virginia and in 2015 I graduated with my Master's Degree in Elementary Education/Concentration in Literacy from High Point University.  I am married to Neal Smith and we have two children Riley, 7 years old, and Grant , 5 years old.  We love visiting the beach and just being together!

I love baseball!  I grew up with it, played it and it was my father's favorite sport.  I can't remember a time during summers that we weren't wathcing baseball on TV or attending a game with my family.  Much of the things in the classroom are based on a baseball theme.    

I look forward in continuing this journey with so many children in my fourth grade classroom!   Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to teach and learn alongside your children!!