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Nancy Smith, MEd

Adjunct Professor in Education


MEd - University of Nebraska, Omaha
BA - University of Nebraska, Omaha

Instructor Smith grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and now lives in Olathe, KS with her husband and five boys.  She currently teaches first grade with the Olathe Public Schools and serves as Adjunct Faculty for Ottawa University in the Education department.  She obtained her National Board Certification in 2014 and serves on many committees within her school and school district.  Writing and receiving grants for furthering STEM education and Project Based Learning is one of her passions.  She is the recipient of many awards including the Olathe Public Schools Foundation educator excellence award, the Kansas society of Professional Engineers Kansas Teacher of the Year and a Kansas finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science.

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