I am Elizabeth Smith.  This is my 23rd year at Hawthorne and my 34th year teaching children. I am so excited to begin my 9th year in Transitional Kindergarten! 
I am a wife and mom of two boys, aged 17 and 13, who also went to Hawthorne.  When I am not busy with my family, I love to read, go to the beach, learn crochet and laugh with my friends.  
I grew up...well, all over!  I spent a lot of time in Ohio, and claim Cleveland, Ohio as "home."  I went to college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio prior to making my way out to Sunny California to begin my teaching career while furthering my education.  Looking forward to meeting you.