Cathy Smith, Ed.S.


  • Ed.S. in Educational Administration, Missouri State University
    • Positive Behavioral Support: Its Relationship to Teacher Attitude and Student Outcomes
  • M.Ed. in Educational Administration, Missouri State University
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.S. in Elementary Education and Library Science, Missouri State University

Selected Presentations

  • 2009, Got Books?, Rolla Public Schools
  • 2006,, International Reading Association
  • 2005, MAP…How do we get there from here?, Rolla Public Schools
  • 2004, Wonders of the Web, Rolla Public Schools
  • 2003, eMINTS and Your Classroom, Rolla Public Schools
  • 2002, Performance - Based Teacher Evaluation through Use of a Portfolio, West Plains School District
  • 1998, Pond Ecology, Interface Conference
  • 1991, Accelerated Schools Team Building, Mark Twain Elementary, Rolla, MO

Related Experience

  • 2012-2014, Library Director, Rolla Public Library, Rolla, MO
  • 2006-2011, Library Media Specialist, Mark Twain Elementary, Rolla Public Schools
  • 2002-2006, K-4 Curriculum Specialist, Rolla Public Schools
  • 2003-2005, Adjunct Instructor, East Central College, Union, MO

Professional Organizations

  • Missouri State Teachers Association
  • Rolla Community Teachers Association
    • Public Relations
  • Missouri Retired Teachers Association
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • International Reading Association
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Honors and Awards

  • 1995-2010, Huffman Award Nominee – Rolla School District Most Positive Educator, nominated by former students
  • 1997, 2000, 2004, Huffman Award Recipient – Rolla School District Most Positive Educator, nominated by former students, selection by colleagues, one awardee yearly (K-4) district-wide
  • 2000, Optimist’s Excellence in Education Award, one awardee selected in school district K -12
  • 2003, 2009, 2010, National Honor Society Most Influential Teachers, nominated by former students
  • 2006, Rolla Teacher of the Year, one recipient per year district-wide
  • 2006, Rolla School District Nominee for Missouri State Teacher of the Year

Church/Community Service

  • Attends Trinity Episcopal Church
    • Women's Group
  • Friends of the Library - Owensville