My name is Kelly Smale and this is my first year as a humanities teacher at OLG! I am a native of Portland, Oregon, a Gonzaga graduate, and one of nine PACE (Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education) teachers dispersed throughout the Seattle area. I am currently in the process of earning my master’s degree in secondary education at the University of Portland, and am excited to be teaching in our middle school Language Arts and Social Studies departments this school year!
In college, I double majored in history and English Literature and went on to earn my masters’ degree in American history at Marquette University thereafter. I am a strong proponent of Catholic education and bring a wealth of diverse teaching, tutoring, and mentoring experience to the position. Most recently, I served as a high school English teacher just outside of Washington, D.C., and am looking forward to the adventure of middle school teaching!
Some of my hobbies include reading, snowboarding, singing and playing the piano, Zumba dancing, exploring museums, musical theater, watching scary movies, spending time in nature, and enjoying life with family and friends.
I am greatly looking forward to the new year up ahead!