Janet Smith is the Assistant Director of Continuous Improvement for Digital Learning. She earned her master's degree in Educational Leadership in Higher Education from Northern Arizona University, a graduate certificate in Educational Technology from Northern Arizona University, and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona.
Prior to joining the Univerisity, Janet taught elementary students for ten years. During her time as a classroom teacher, she served in a variety of leadership roles, mentored new teachers, and was a contributor to the Vail School District’s award-winning Beyond Textbooks initiative. She also spent several years teaching for a virtual elementary school, where she fell in love with online education.
In her free time, Janet enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and practicing and teaching yoga.
We’re recruiting Graduate students for Summer 2021’s GTA Bootcamp! Details and sign-up are below.
The UA subscribes to Quality Matters as part of our commitment to provide students with high-quality online courses.
The University of Arizona has been using a program called Quality Matters (QM) for the last ten years or so. The QM rubric is a tool to review the design of online courses.