Mary Elizabeth Smith is part of the 5th grade team at Spring Valley School, although among faculty she is affectionately known as “Liz”. She was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Smith graduated high school from Vestavia Hills High School in 2008. After graduating high school, she attended Jefferson State Community College for two years, and then went on to Auburn University. She graduated from Auburn University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Ms. Smith graduated from West Alabama in December of 2018 with a master's degree in Elementary Education. This is her fifth year at Spring Valley, and she adores it here. Some fun facts about Ms. Smith are that she loves Harry Potter, sloths, and anything sparkly! She loves reading, creating art, and music.