•    Karen Smith
    Karen Smith 
    I am very excited to be teaching first grade at Arlee Elementary School! I look forward to working with the Arlee students, families, community members, and staff.
    I have been teaching for the past eleven years. I have taught in Minnesota, Alaska, and in Montana (on the    Northern Cheyenne Reservation as well as in nearby Lolo). I achieved a Master of Science in Science Education from Montana State University in 2010, and my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) in 2002.
    I was born and raised near the Twin Cities in Minnesota. I currently live in Missoula and enjoy the many activities it has to offer. A few of my hobbies include photography, reading, hiking, and playing softball. In addition, I treasure time spent with family and friends.