My name is Anna Smith and this is my 7th year working in Palos District 118. The last 6 years I worked at Palos East as the Primary Instructional teacher, this year I am starting a new journey as the K-5th grade bi-lingual Polish teacher at Palos West. I was born in Poland and came to the US when I was 8; therefore, I can speak, read and write Polish.
I grew up in Chicago and moved to Naperville my freshmen year of high school, where I attended Naperville Central High School. I attended Illinois State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. I am currently working on, and almost finished with, my Master's in English as a Second Language through Concordia University.
I currently live in Plainfield with my husband, my daughter Gabby (5), son Parker (3) and our 2 dogs Coco and Coach.
I am very excited to continue my teaching journey at Palos West and am looking forward to a successful and exciting school year!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.