Welcome to my classroom webpage!
School Year 2020-2021
My name is Cliff Smith. This is my 16th year teaching in the Strasburg School District. I previously taught 5th grade at Strasburg Elementary School for 11 years. I moved to the high school so I could teach my passion, the history of this great country! I am looking forward to a great year with your students!
I have lived my entire life in the town of Strasburg, except for the time I was away at college. I completed all 12 years of school here in Strasburg School District 31-J. I graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor's Degree in History with a Minor in Political Science. I started my pursuit of becoming an educator about 20 years ago. While obtaining my Educator’s coursework, I substituted in the Strasburg School system. During my time as a Substitute Teacher I worked with students at levels from Kindergarten through 12th grade. It was an awesome experience that energized me to pursue this career.
I believe that my life experiences are one of the biggest assets that I can bring to my classroom. I have traveled extensively and I love to bring those experiences alive for my students. One of my favorite topics of discussion are my travels to Egypt. Washington, D.C. is also one of my favorite subjects.
As an educator one of my long term goals are to turn every one of my students into lifelong learners. As we walk down life’s journey we must never stop learning, growing and experiencing the world around us. My wish is that every one of my students will become informed citizens of this nation.
My door is always open to you. If you ever have any questions or concerns I would like to hear from you. You may contact me at the school weekdays from 7:30-4:00 at 303-622-9212, Extension 824. If I am not available please leave a message for me and I will return your call as soon as possible.
I am also available via e-mail. My e-mail address at the school is:
I am looking forward to a successful year. I appreciate any help, support and feedback that you can give to me.