Phone: (814) 267-4623


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education from Indiana University of PAMasters' Equivalency through various classes/creditsSlingerland-trained teacher - 3rd year

Mrs. Sondra L Smith

**Note:  For information regarding Flexible Instructional Days, please visit the last tab to the left.  Here you will find a note from me and a list of many internet sites that your child can visit.  Also, visit my Lesson Plans link on the left in the next few days/weeks to find some mini-lessons, books, questions of the day, etc to help keep young minds engaged.  Thank you!


Hello and Welcome to My Webpage!

I attended Berlin Elementary (many moons ago!) and graduated from Berlin High in 1979.  I spent a year at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh before transferring to Indiana University of PA where I earned a B.S. degree in Elementary Education in 1984..  My first two teaching years were spent at St. Peter's Catholic School in Somerset, PA.  In 1986 I was a long-term substitute in 1st grade here at Berlin Elementary.  I was hired full-time the following year as a half-time kindergarten and half-time art teacher.  Kindergarten was my home for a total of 14 years.  I moved up to 2nd grade and taught there for seven years.  My current position is as the Title 1 Reading / Intervention teacher.  This school year I will be working with Kindergarteners as well as 1st and 2nd graders in small guided reading groups and team teaching situations.  My students also get additional practice in phonics skills, sight word recogniton as well as other areas of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.  I live in Berlin with my husband, Ed.

I love teaching and thoroughly enjoy working with the young students and fantastic teachers /staff in our child-centered elementary school!

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person ... you may be the world!"