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Nancy L. Gibbons-Smith


   After spending twelve years at Oxon Hill Elementary and High Schools, I graduated with a B.S. in Education from Salisbury State Teachers College in 1963.  I married Howard T. Smith in August of that year and spent the next six years teaching math on the eastern shore - at Pocomoke High School and Wicomico High School.  I finished my M.Ed. from Salisbury State University and we moved to New Castle, Delaware.  I stayed home with my son Bruce and daughter Angela before returning to work in 1980 at Caravel Academy and finally St. Marks High School in Delaware.   I am retired now after  teaching 32 years.

   In addition to teaching mathematics, I coached math teams for the Math League and calculator and computer teams for the Computer Fair.  I also worked with student teachers from the University of Delaware.  I sponsored the Student Council in Maryland for five years and the Future Educators of America in Delaware for twelve years.  I sponsored many state and national conventions for these groups.  I also taught summer school and night school for the county.  Both Howard and I shared our love of teaching.  He was also a coach for soccer, basketball and baseball.  We both managed and coached softball for the Suburban Little League.

   I lost the love of my life in 1998. It has been a big adjustment for me.   I have enjoyed every moment with my two children and every moment with my three beautiful grandchildren.  Tommy just turned six, Annemarie will be four in August and Matthew just turned one.  I am one who just loves being a mother and a grandmother.  I was truly blessed with a wonderful husband and family.

   I love to travel and to cruise.   We sailed the Chesapeake and made stops in Baltimore, Annapolis, and St. Michaels.  I love the beach and we spent time at Bethany Beach most summers.   My favorite beaches are in Delaware and North Carolina.  I still love to read and to play family games.   It has been a favorite past time – especially on holidays and vacations. 

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