Hi everybody. This is Dorothea Smith. I am the Life Skills class teacher here at McDowell High School. Our class is full of fabulous students and I TOTALLY love what I do! I've been working with exceptional children since 2005. I'm a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education - Adaptive curriculum. I am also qualified to teach exceptional children in the general curriculum. No matter where they are - exceptional students are my most favorite people in the world! I don't feel like I teach them as much as they teach me. I believe that if you follow your passion you will never hate coming to work. I look forward to coming to McDowell High School each morning. It's a good thing!