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Janice Smith

Janice Smith (MA '99)


At the time of the Award, Janice Smith was:

Weymouth High School
East Weymouth, MA

Subject(s) taught: English/Language
Grade(s): 8

Biographical Information

Janice Smith retired from teaching English and language arts at the Maria Weston Chapman Middle School in Weymouth. Previously, Smith taught English at Weymouth High School in South Weymouth. As a former eighth-grade English teacher at Weymouth Junior High School in South Weymouth, Smith taught herself HTML programming and created a Web site designed to showcase her students' work. "Ms. Smith's English Page" ( included sections containing background information on novels being studied in class, writing and grammar resources, literary links, biographies and autobiographies, and resources for parents and fellow English/language arts teachers. Her students applied technology for research, peer editing and making presentations. Smith shared her technological expertise with colleagues through a series of professional development workshops on Web-based instruction and learning.

Additional Information


1973 Bridgewater State College, B.A.