Literacy Specialist

Howdy!! My name is Cara Smith. For the past three years, I have had the privilege to serve as the Reading Recovery/Primary Literacy Specialist for Sage Canyon Elementary. Prior to teaching at Sage Canyon , I was the Reading Recovery/ Literacy Specialist at Rock Ridge Elementary in Castle Rock. I hold a B.A. in Early Childhood Education as well as a Master's Degree in Primary Literacy. I have also been a certified Reading Recovery teacher for the past twelve years. I truly love my job! Working with struggling readers and writers is my passion. Nothing gives me greater joy then when I see a child light up because something has "clicked" for them. The pride and enthusiasm these children show when they begin to become successful readers and writers is priceless!

On a more personal note, I am also a member of the Castle Rock Community. My husband, Sean and I moved from Maryland to Colorado almost 13 years ago and currently live in The Meadows. We have three amazing children. My daughters, Emma and Abby are identical twins who are 8th graders at Mesa Middle School. My son, Jack is 9 and currently in 4th grade here at Sage Canyon. Our family is proud to be part of such an amazing community. We love living in Colorado and enjoy all the wonderful things this beautiful state has to offer!