Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. William Smith
First things first...what goes on in our classroom is really about YOU(the student) more so than me! However, I want you to be as comfortable as possible entering my class and I thought I'd share a little bit about the guy you'll see standing in front of you all year.
My name is William Smith and I've been teaching for over 23 years...with the last 21 of them at Pittsford Sutherland High School. I love being a teacher at SHS where the students are fantastic, their parents are engaged with their children, and I have dedicated colleagues who inspire me daily. It truly is a privilege to walk into Sutherland High every day...and I do so with genuine enthusiasm and a smile on my face.
I have been married for 26 years to my wonderful wife, Sarah. We have three sons together: Gareth, Jackson & Tristan. In my spare time I have a few hobbies that I enjoy such as playing boardgames, playing miniatures wargames, playing League of Legends, painting miniature wargame figures, watching BBC detective shows(Sherlock/Foyle's War/Endeavour), Bible Study and gardening...most of which I engage in with other members of my family. Oh, I also love dressing up every year to attend the Sterling Renaissance Festival and I've become quite fond of owls(not sure why, just think they're awesome). So you are asking yourself: "Is this guy a huge nerd or what?"...the answer: "YES!".
I feel very blessed to live the life that I live; I know that for many "work" is not fun but for me it truly is. Most importantly, always know that I am especially thankful for the opportunity to teach you(if you haven't read the student-teacher pledge, it sums up my approach).