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Debbie  Smith  West
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Subjects Taught
6th Grade


Endorsements: Elementary Education (K-3)

                      Elementary Education (4-6)

                      English (7-12)

                      Media Librarian (K-12)



I was a mom who was lucky enough to go back to school.  I graduated from The University of Mississippi in 1990.  My student teaching experience and the following next seven years was spent at Greenbrook Elementary School.  From there I came to Southaven Middle School and was a sixth grade teacher for two years.  When the current librarian decided to go back to school to become an administrator, I was asked to be the school librarian.  I have held that position for 17 years and enjoy the opportunity to see sixth, seventh, and eighth graders everyday.


This is Mrs. West's 26 year in Education.  She came out of the classroom 17 years ago to be the Librarian at SMS.  Mrs. West has two grown sons that went through Desoto County Schools.  She now has four grandchildren that she adores.  Being the librarian allows Mrs. West to have the opportunity to be of service to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.  She wants all of the students at SMS to find the library a comfortable place to be as well as a place to learn.