Hello and welcome to my website! I am Dana Smith and I teach 7th and 8th grade English here at the Middle School. This is my 6th year teaching at SMAMS. I am a native of Pittsburgh and lived there for 26 years. My husband is also an English teacher and he is what brought me to this area. I received my bachelors and masters degrees from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in English Literature and Communications. I then attended both Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to obtain my teaching certification for grades 7-12. From there I adjunct taught at Penn State DuBois and Pitt-Bradford before I was hired in DuBois Area School District. After one year teaching there I rejoined the SMAMS team.
I love teaching students writing and how to be creative, out of the box thinkers. I love watching my students grow into great people.
In my free time I love spending time with my husband, children, and family in Pittsburgh.