Phone: (828) 396-2341


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Middle Grades Education Grades 6-9 Math and Science Appalachian State University AIG Specialist Google number (call or text): (828) 572-8810

Mrs. Tina Smith


I have lived in Caldwell County most of my life.  I spent 12 years at home raising children before submitting to the calling of education.  I began my career in education in 2004 working in special education as a one on one EC assistant. After a few years, I found myself working at Granite Falls Middle Schools as a media assistant. During this time I decided to go back to school and get my degree in Middle Grades education with a concentration in Math and Science. After graduating from Appalachian State University, I spent 10 years at Gamewell Middle School which gave me many great skills that I will value for the rest of my years as an educator.   As the 2023-2024 school year approached, I decided to return to Granite Falls Middle School where I now teach 7th grade math. I truly enjoy my career as an educator and can't imagine doing anything else!

Why I Became An Educator
My desire to become an educator came to me a little later in life after I became a mother. It was then that I realized how valuable a good education is and how a great teacher can positively influence a child's life.  I decided that I wanted to be one of the great educators who mold and create the future!  I wanted to be that educator so I became that educator!

Favorite Educational Quote
"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best!" - Bob Talbert



 All students need to access INTO MATH, KHAN ACADEMY, STUDY ISLAND, ED PUZZLE  or any other webpages teachers may use at

 For extra guidance on MATH topics, go to the Useful Links tab to the left to see videos with related MATH concepts currently being covered in class.