My name is Ms. Smallwood and this will be my third year at Plato Clearwater. I am originally from Athens, Georgia. I moved to Tampa as a teenager and love the city as well as St. Pete. I graduated from USF in with my Bachelor's degree in English. In addition to loving every second of teaching reading and writing I am an adviser for Student Council.
If I am not in the classroom then I am probably watching Netflix at home with my boyfriend Matt and our fur babies Romulus and Harper. Or I am reading a fabulous book, spending time outdoors, traveling, playing/watching a game or trying something spicy at a new restaurant.
My classroom and life are all about exploration, inclusion, family and new journeys. I look forward to spending the year with you and watching you grow.
Ms. Smallwood's favorite things:
Books: The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Alchemist, The Things They Carried, Gone with the Wind, The Color Purple, Animal Farm, The Reader, The BFG, Galapagos, Harry Potter series and Three Dark Crowns series.
Authors: Roald Dahl, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Kurt Vonnegut, and Edgar Allan Poe
Shows: Game of Thrones, Parks and Rec, all true crime and anything historical
Stores: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target
Restaurants: Chick-Fil-A, Panera, Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Carrabba's
Drinks: Hazelnut coffee, ginger ale and smoothies
Food: Skinny Pop
Musicians: The Black Keys, Queen, Journey and BEYONCE!
My email is: Smallwoods@platoacademy.net
We have a classroom Instagram! Follow @lattesandliteracy
to see what I am reading, what the class is doing, quotes, etc.