Hi Everyone! My name is Damon Smith. My wife and I are both from lovely Ellijay, Georgia. We spent the last 3 years in Savannah before moving back to Statesboro this past summer. This is my 2nd semester in the ITEC program.
I am a 2009 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a BSEd in Technology Education. I have spent the last 7 years teaching Engineering & Technology. I first taught at Ola High School in Henry County. I then taught at Richmond Hill High School in Bryan County. After teaching at the high school level for several years, I decided I wanted a new challenge and to expand my professional experience. I am currently teaching Technology at Bryan County Middle School, my first middle school teaching experience.
I believe my reason for studying Instructional Technology and my professional goals go hand-in-hand. Being in the classroom over the last several years has shown me just how important it is that we make sure future generations understand how to properly use and incorporate technology into their lives. As we continue into the future, Technology's role in our day-to-day functions will only continue to grow and our students must be prepared. As Educators, we too must be prepared to provide learning experiences for our students. Professionally, I would like to be able to help teachers in the classroom find ways to teach and promote technology to students. This professional desire lead me to the Instructional Technology program.
Technology in the Classroom
Outside of school, my wife and I love to travel! We enjoy seeing a good movie and finding local restaurants. We love the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks! I look forward to working with everyone this semester!