Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Robb Smith and I'm the Librarian at Alice Carlson. This year is my second at Alice Carlson, and my 27th as a teacher. I grew up near Eagle Mountain Lake and went to Boswell High School. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in English. Hook 'Em! My first Master's degree came from Texas Wesleyan University, where I majored in Reading and where also recieved my Principal's Certification and Master Reading Certification. I earned my Library Certification through the University of North Texas.
It has been my privilege to work with hundreds of students and parents at various schools throughout Fort Worth ISD. I have been a self-contained teacher, assistant principal, reading specialist, and an English as a Second Language teacher. I have also served as an adjunct professor of ESL Methodology at Texas Wesleyan University and as an adjunct professor of ESOL at Tarrant County College. I feel very honored to be part of the Carlson family, and look forward to helping coach another generation of life long learners!
When I'm not at Carlson, I enjoy reading (of course!), traveling to fun and exciting place, and cooking/baking. I also enjoy spending my vacations at our farmhouse near Cooperstown, New York, where I get to garden, read books on the screened porch, and generally do as much or as little as I please. I'm also owned by a tuxedo cat named Holly. :)
Drop by the library when you're at Carlson....I'll keep the coffee warm for you!
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.