About Thom

Sabbatical_OneI am currently a fifth grade teacher at Sutton Central Elementary School in Sutton, NH.  I have taught third grade for the last eleven years, 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, and a Masters in Educational Leadership.

I am a father to seven wonderful and rambunctious children – ages 14, 12, 10, 9, 7, 5 and 3.  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, playing basketball or football, and enjoying the vacation world we live in here in New Hampshire.

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 or thomrsmith0@gmail.com

My Classroom Website: https://sites.google.com/kearsarge.org/tsmith/home

top right photo by Cheryl Senter, courtesy of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation