• Valery Smith

    phone: 369-2187




    Art Teacher


    (or experience)

    Bachelor of Science from TWU 1996 All Level Art Specialist

    Certifications: ESL, IBO DP, IBO MYP, AP College Board

    Extensive workshops in Ceramics, Sculpture, Fiber Art, Drawing, Painting and Printmaking.  
    Extensive international travel to places inclucing Japan, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and a dozen other countries. Resided in Italy for two years studying art.      


    Graduated Summa Cum Laude from TWU as the art department's Outstanding Senior the same year my oldest child graduated from high school and my youngest graduated from middle school. Have been teaching art at DHS for 20 years.

    Teaching Philosophy:

    My students are artists waiting to be discovered. Many of them have no idea they have the talents and abilities they possess, but with encouragement and opportunity, they realize what they can do.

    Accomplishments or Personal Information –

    Hobbies, Family info, etc.

    ·         Published Illustrator

    ·         Community Work--very involved in church community. Serve on several church committees and also manage a community garden.

    ·         I have three grown sons, all of whom graduated from Texas A&M and/or the University of Texas.

    ·         I also have two extremely precious little granddaughters and a wonderful young grandson.

    ·         Hobbies include making art, crafts, doll making, sewing, gourmet cooking, travel, remodeling old houses, and when I have time, reading great novels.


Last Modified on August 18, 2016