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 students with a wide range of disabilities and diversities. Currently, I'm delighted to be the educational diagnostician at Shields Elementary. The educational history that led me to my current position is as follows. I completed a dual Bachelors of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Special Education (EC-12th)  and 4th – 8th General Education at UNT. Later I ensued to acquire 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 with fidelity. 

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