Amber Smith grew up in Texas and spent a few years studying vocal music and English in Tennessee, where she met her husband. She earned a B.A. in English with a Humanities minor from Texas Tech University. She spent five years traveling the highways of west Texas and New Mexico selling medical devices. After growing tired of life on the road, she realized that her heart was no longer in marketing. She really wanted to teach, so she returned to Wayland Baptist University where she earned her M.Ed. in Secondary Education. She and her husband moved to Colorado five years ago, where she began teaching high school in another Douglas County charter school. In the past, she has taught freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. She taught Advanced Placement English Literature for the past two years, where most of her students achieved a passing score, earning them credit for college.
Mrs. Smith looks forward to working at Parker Performing Arts because it is a school that marries her two loves: teaching English and the performing arts. She has spent much of her free time as an assistant director and costume designer for school shows. She is even currently working on costumes for her daughter’s upcoming ballet recital.
When Mrs. Smith isn’t teaching or working on a show, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, Madeleine and Max.