In honor of CTE month (February), PCPS would like to highlight the CTE teachers throughout our division! In each highlight, you will learn about the courses they teach, their years of experience in and out of the classroom, what drew them to teaching and the cool projects their CTE classes are completing! To them, we say "thank you" for all that you do each day to bring Career and Technical Education alive for our students!
April Smith - Luray High School
Family and Consumer Sciences: Nutrition and Wellness, Introduction to
Early Childhood Education and Services, Introduction to Culinary, Introduction
to Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation, Early Childhood I
Years of Experience - 17
What drew you to teaching?
My college FACS professor
What's your favorite thing about teaching?
The relationship and bonds I form with my students.
What project(s) are you most proud of so far this year?
Anything FCCLA. FCCLA week activities. FCCLA STAR Event winners and
their advancement to Nationals year after year. Even though I am not a part of
it, I really am proud of my students that were able to be included in the new
Culinary program by Delaware North offered at PCHS.
And, both of my Introduction to Culinary classes for having a 100% pass
rate on their Restaurant Server Certification from the American Hotel and