Mrs. Catherine Smith

Phone: Phone: 972-617-4799 ext. 5135


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Interdisciplinary Studies (4th -8th General Education) (All Level Special Education) MA Special Education Curriculum Educational Diagnostician Certification

Mrs. Catherine Smith

My journey began as a Special Education Teacher working with a wide range of disabilities and diversities. I’m currently continuing my journey as an educational diagnostician at Shields Elementary. I completed a dual Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Special Education and 4th – 8th General Education at UNT. I ensued on to my Masters in Special Education Curriculum at West Texas A & M with a diagnostician certification.

My goal as a diagnostician is to implement the special education evaluation process by assessing the cognitive and academic abilities,  identifying strengths and weaknesses, and determining program needs of students referred for special education services.

I look forward to having an exceptional year communicating and working collaboratively with the educational staff and other assessment personnel to provide the most appropriate atmosphere and opportunities for students with disabilities to learn.