Email: Mrs. Paula Smith
Mrs. Paula Smith was born in Freeport, IL and raised in Rockford, IL. She is a proud graduate of St. Bernadette Catholic School, Boylan Catholic High School, and Illinois State University. In 2008 she earned her Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning from St. Xavier University in Chicago.
Mrs. Smith is married and has two teenagers. She and her husband have been involved in the World Wide Marriage Encounter since 2008. Previously, she taught Religious Education at St. Bernadette before moving to Belvidere.
Mrs. Smith has been teaching at St. James since the fall of 1997. Before that, she taught at St. Patrick’s School in Rockford and Rainbow Academy. She has also worked in many daycare centers in early childhood programs as well. Mrs. Smith is honored to be teaching at St. James School because she can talk about God with the children every day.
Mrs. Smith is a parishioner at St. James Church in Belvidere.