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Mrs. Pam Smaby
Welcome to 8th grade, Class of 2024! This is my nineteenth year teaching eighth grade ELA at MMS, and I am looking forward to sharing my love of reading and writing with each of you. I spent the first eighteen years of my life in New Jersey, and in 2001, I graduated from the University of Michigan with my Bachelor’s degree in English. In 2005, I completed my Master’s in Children’s Literature at Eastern Michigan University. At home in Dexter, my son, Eric, is entering into seventh grade, and my daughter, Delia, is entering into fourth grade. When I am not at school, I enjoy running as well as volunteering with Leader Dogs for the Blind and The Alliance of Therapy Dogs. My dog Lucy and I volunteer twice a week at Chelsea Hospital and Chelsea Retirement Community, and our Leader Dog Mom, Hanna, will be having her first litter of Leader Dog for the Blind puppies in early September.