Shannon Smith is the Gifted and Talented Site Coordinator and a music instructor at Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School. She has been a Mustang for 8 years, but has been an educator for 12 years. Before coming to Kinard, Shannon was a Spanish Instructor at Rocky Mountain High School and Lincoln Middle School.
Shannon got her B.A. in Spanish Education with an emphasis in Social Sciences from Colorado State University. After graduating, she married her high school sweetheart and begin teaching Spanish in Poudre School District. After eight years of teaching, she and her husband were blessed with two boys. She returned to education after a 7 year absence while she was home caring for her children.
Outside of school, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, Shawn, and two sons, Cameron and Keaton. The Smith family enjoys a myriad of different activities, although skiing and riding 4 wheelers are two of their favorites. When Shannon is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing violin and piano, gardening, reading, cooking, and learning.
Shannon is especially excited to be back with the Kinard family and loves learning from and teaching students.
Gifted and Talented Program