Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Janice Smith

Welcome to Ms. Smith's Bio!  I've been teaching at Bach Elementary since 2013.  I spent the previous 23 years at Northside Elementary teaching kindergarten and/or first grade.  I have a graduate degree in Elementary Teaching of Reading.  I have a second graduate degree in cognitive impairment/learning disabilities. 

I have lived in Ann Arbor for the past 23 years.  My hobbies are reading, knitting, and beekeeping.  My pond at home supplies the pond comets for our lobby pond here at Bach School.  They spend the winters here!  During the summer I spend as much time as possible at my little log cabin on the Manistee River.  With my dogs and my husband, it's a summer of reading, knitting,  fly fishing, kayaking and canoeing.  Walking and running with my dogs in the woods is a favorite activity too.  Our exciting news the last few summers is bears with cubs in our area.

I have loved getting to know the Bach community over the last few years.  I've made wonderful and lasting friendships with so many families.