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Welcome Wildcat Family,
My name is DJ Smith, although around the Wildcat hallways I am better know as Coach. Throughout the year I have the honor of being involved with the Wildcat extra curricular activities. I coach the High school Cross Country and Track team, as well as lead the young men of distinction mentoring program.
I am a proud graduate of Valdosta State University, where I received my degree in Kinesiology, with concentration of Health and Physical Education. At Valdosta State University I had the privilege of running Cross Country.
Before coming to Locust Grove Elementary I was invested in the YMCA. I spent three years as an after school site director, and lead staff camp counselor.
Being active and healthy transitions into my lifestyle, as my wife Ashlyn and I enjoy running, camping and going to the beach!
This will be my second year at Locust Grove Elementary, as the Health and Physical Education teacher, and I am ecstatic to begin this new school year with you! I believe every student has the ability to learn. As an educator, it is my passion to promote healthy and active living. I consider it my duty to energetically give each child the knowledge to make healthy food and exercise choices.