• LMH Crest   Ms. Tracy Smoak

     
       
    Contact Information
     
    Phone Number:
    352-394-9600 Ext. 5215
    Email: smoakt@lake.k12.fl.us
     
    Office Hours
     
    Monday,Tuesday, Thursday:
    2:30 - 3
    (Except for October as I have afternoon duty near the cafeteria)  
     
    Planning period is 6th in the English workroom next to Mr. Rice's office down from the Media Center
     Courses
    •  English IV
    Certifications
    • Master of Education
    • Bachelor's of Communication for Business
    • English 6-12 with ESOL endorsement
     
    Teacher Profile

    A graduate of Clermont High School (in what is now Clermont Middle), back in the day, I rode horses in orange groves in the area of what is now our campus. I graduated from Florida State University and lived in Virginia for 23 years. I have worked professionally as a writer and editor. I love traveling and have visited South Africa, Mongolia, Europe, and the Caribbean. 
     
    Celebratory Best Practice

    Creativity sparks excitement. I love bringing in role plays, discussions, and hands-on activities to spice up curriculum. When I was in high school, there were no cell phones or home computers. There wasn’t even Google (gasp!). As fast-paced innovations alter the world we live in, we need to be ready to embrace change and field new challenges. A classroom that models this fluidity helps students prepare for careers.
     
     
    Instructional Best Practice

    Academic studies prepare us for professions, so classroom content needs to be relevant to the workplace. Whether we are learning social mores through literary characters or discovering facts through nonfiction, texts offer content that is useful in real life.
     
    Inspirational Quote

    “For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened” (Luke 11:10).