Hello. My name is Dione Smith. I have had the honor and privilege of working as a first grade teacher at Clifford School since 1996. My educational background includes: BA in Liberal Studies from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA; a Multiple Subject Credential, Masters in Public Administration, and Masters in Multicultural Education from Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, CA; and Doctoral coursework at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. In my free time, I love to travel and enjoy anything entertainment: primarily movies, musicals, and concerts. I often tie the two hobbies together by traveling all over to see some of my favorite bands such as Guster, Dave Matthews Band and Barenaked Ladies to name a few. I absolutely love my job and I have enjoyed working with the amazing staff, hardworking dedicated parents and wonderful students at Clifford all these years! This is a fantastic place to be!