Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Ayenne Smith

My name is Mrs. Ayenne B. Smith. I am excited to be a part of the Oakdale family as a Reading Recovery Teacher! I received a B.A. degree in Child Development from Claflin University (2004) and a M.A.T. degree in Early Childhood Education (2007) from South Carolina State University. Additionally, I completed my Read to Succeed Literacy Teacher endorsement through the University of South Carolina (2016) and my Reading Recovery Teacher Certification through Clemson University (2021). During my teaching career, I have taught Kindergarten and First Grade. I have also served as a K-5 Instructional Coach. 

My husband, Cliff, and I have a very energetic puppy named Louie. During my free time, I enjoy reading, baking, and spending time at the beach.

I love teaching and learning! I am always excited to learn new ways to help students learn. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to serve the children and families of Oakdale STEAM Elementary School!