11755856_10101915444251418_323643898692667449_nMy name is Ryan Smith and I am a Spanish teacher and a lifelong learner. I received my undergraduate degree from Oakland University in history and Spanish language. I completed my education program at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. While I worked on my teaching certification I was hired to teach Spanish at Hoke County High School in Raeford, North Carolina as a part of North Carolina’s alternative route to teaching program. After two years of teaching in Raeford I was hired to teach Spanish at Murray High School in Murray, Utah where I spent another two years. Next, I spent one year teaching Spanish at Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah. I am currently teaching Spanish in my home state of Michigan at Clarkston High School. I am nearly finished with my Master of Arts in Educational Technology from Michigan State University. I hope to continue to grow as a teacher and leader and share my knowledge with colleagues!

Work Life

I am currently teaching Spanish 2 and Spanish 3 at Clarkston High School in Clarkston, Michigan. I also serve as a Junior Varsity football coach.


Family Life

996745_10102249309058668_1636700207179794298_nI have been married to my wife Jessica since 2010. We have 16142280_10102026216228616_5083579092789301848_ntwo daughters, Ellie (left) and Alina (right) , who are energetic, occasionally overwhelming, and keep us on our toes. Ellie was born in October, 2014 and Alina was born in August, 2016. We also have a black lab/border collie mix named Lily.




When I am not coaching football I enjoy running, spending time outdoors, and playing with my children.


Big Cottonwood Canyon (near Salt Lake City, UT)

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