About Thom

I am currently a middle school director and teacher at Laconia Christian Academy in Laconia, NH.  I have taught at the preschool, elementary, middle, and college levels, and each year has been a fantastic and special adventure!


In 2016, I was awarded the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.  In 2018, I was awarded an Ocean Stewardship Award from the New England Aquarium (Honorable Mention).  I have an Early Childhood Education Degree, Elementary Education Certification, and a Masters in Educational Leadership.


I am a father to eight wonderful and rambunctious children.  My wife Amy, who never ceases to amaze me, is a stay-at-home mom and piano teacher.  I am extremely thankful for my family.

When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my kids, writing poetry, hiking, biking, and enjoying the vacation world that surrounds us.

When I am teaching I am striving to:

  • develop caring and respectful relationships with my students
  • create an environment that is welcoming and safe for all students and guests
  • establish a pattern of learning experiences that are engaging and lead to a depth of understanding

My Contact Information: engageyourstudents@gmail.com, thomrsmith0@gmail.com,                                                       or on Facebook (Engage Your Students)