Teachers & Staff
In our class, we believe that creativity is the key to unlocking each child’s potential. Our classes are designed to be fun and engaging and to spark the creative imagination of each and every student. We strive to make learning about art both exciting and accessible and to help kids explore their creativity in a safe and supportive environment. Whether your child is just starting to explore art or has been expressing themselves through art for years, our Class is the perfect place to get creative and have fun
In our classroom, we strive to provide kids with an understanding and appreciation for the power of technology. We have designed our course to give kids the guidance they need to grow and learn in the tech-driven world we live in. Our class focuses on teaching students how to use tech responsibly and make the most of the technology available to them. We believe that this is an invaluable skill for students of all ages and backgrounds.
Physical Education Teacher
Hello parents, my name is Melvin Smalls most people call me Coach Smalls I am excited about this school year partnering with you in assisting your child with their development and growth. Each child is unique and possesses hidden talents for the world to experience. I have been teaching for almost a decade health and physical education. My teaching style is hands-on and participating with our scholars, as well as getting involved. I believe all students can participate in various activities and sports, but most importantly have fun while learning. I am excited to partner with you this upcoming school year.
Hello family, in our health classroom we believe that health encompasses not only physical wellness, but also mental, emotional, and social well-being. We provide an engaging and interactive way for children to learn about all things health-related, including physical activity, nutrition, social skills, and emotional intelligence. Our goal is to ensure that our students are well-equipped for the real world when they step out into it.
Welcome to Mrs. Castleberry's kindergarten class! I am so excited for this upcoming school year and all that it will bring. My goal is to provide a safe and fun learning environment that will help young minds grow and develop. I believe in creating a classroom that is filled with creativity and imagination - something that Disney has always encouraged! I am passionate about teaching, and I look forward to getting to know my students and their parents. I am confident that with hard work and dedication, this year will be our best yet.
First & Second Grade Teacher
Welcome back to school, First and Second-grade students and parents! The start of a new school year is always an exciting time. I am thrilled to have you in my classroom, ready to learn and grow. I believe that anything is possible with hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude. So, let us all get prepared for a fantastic year ahead! Please know that I am here for you and your children.
Third & Fourth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Davis here, SRP’s 3rd and 4th Grade teacher! Whether you are new to SRP, a returning student, or considering enrolling, I know that you will find my classroom to be a warm and engaging place where learning and fun go hand-in-hand. Because I have taught elementary schoolchildren of all ages - from Kindergartners to 5th graders - I am confident in my ability to cater to each child’s unique needs. I hope that you will love being a part of the Smoke Rise Prep family as much as I do!
Fifth Grade Teacher
My name is Courtney Harper. I am so excited to be your child's teacher during the 2023-2024 school year. My teaching
philosophy is that teamwork makes the dream work. Partnering with you and your child is what makes a school year a success. I am so excited to get to know your individual learner!
I am in my third year of overall teaching. Previously taught Middle school and was the TA for 5th grade. Kids are my heart. Watching them learn and grow is my passion. History is my niche and sharing what I know with my students and learning together is what inspires me to be a teacher.