Technology
and Innovation Lead Teacher, PreK-12

Andover,
Kansas

Total years as a classroom teacher:
21

EDUCATION

Mid America Nazarene                         Master of Education in
Technology                   2007

Wichita State University                       Bachelor of Arts in
Elementary Education          1995

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013 to present                         PreK-12 Technology and
Innovation                              Andover
Public Schools

2009-2013                               8th grade Technology and
English Language Arts           Andover
Middle School

2008-2009                               PreK-12 Instructional Tech Coach                                 Andover Public
Schools

2002-2008                               Technology Integration Specialist                                  Renwick USD
267

2000-2002                               6-8 grade Language Arts                                               St.
Mark’s School, Colwich

1998-2000                               6-8 grade Language Arts                                               Wilbur
Middle School, Wichita

1997-1998                               7th grade Computer App
& 6th grade Foreign Lang.         Pleasant
Valley Middle School

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

2015                Dolly Parton Foundation Chasing
Rainbows Award

2014                Lowell Milken Center of Unsung
Heroes Fellow

2014                Skype Master Teacher

2013               
Kansas State Teacher of the Year

2009                Top 20 to Watch in Education for
the Next 20 Years (NSBA)

2009                Inspiring Educator Award (Intel
Corporation)

  • Mrs.
    Smokorowski (“Ms. Smoke”) believes that a teacher’s role is to love first and
    teach second and that teachers never stop learning alongside their students.
  • Mrs.
    Smokorowski was recently told that her learning environment can be described in
    three words—joyful, relevant, and irresistible. She responded that those
    characteristics were what she wanted to experience when she was in school, and
    added “Yes, it almost feels a bit magical.”