Hello. My name is Julie Smith and I have been working in the Pioneer School district for 8 years. I have had the opportunity to work in all four buildings, but this will be my fourth year in the high school. Before working here at Pioneer, I taught 5/6 grade in North Carolina.I have a background in elementary education and a degree in special education from Buffalo State College. I spent several years volunteering at both Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center and High Hurdles.I live in Holland with my four boys, Griffin (16), Jaxon (15), Colten (13) and Nolan (10). We stay very busy with sports and taking care of our animals.Outside of school I enjoy riding my horse, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking and spending time with friends and family.