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DeAnna Smith Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Language Arts, Mathematics, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Writing


I was raised in Coral Springs, Florida and graduated from Taravella High School.  I earned a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Southern and completed my teaching certification process at the University of South Florida. 


2015-2016 will be my 14th year teaching in Desoto County.  This is my ninth year teaching 4th grade at West Elementary.  I have also taught 2nd, 3rd and preschool.  In 2011, I was honored to be chosen as West's Teacher of the Year. 


I was born in a small town in Indiana then moved to Florida as a child.  I met my husband, Matt, at college and moved to DeSoto County 22 years ago.  We have two daughters who attend DeSoto High School.  We are active in our church and enjoy traveling as a family.  I also enjoy swimming, visiting the beach, watching the Miami Dolphins, and spending time with my family.  I am looking forward to a great year with my students.