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Astrid Smith Staff Photo

I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 1992.


2014 - Present      1st Grade @ Sunset Elementary

2013 - 2014          3rd Grade, Carnegie

Jan. - May 2013   4th/5th Grade SST/ Science, Carnegie

2010 - 2012          Longterm substitute in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade, Apache

2009 - 2010          2nd Grade, Apache

2000 - 2001          Reading Instructor at the Flint Hills Job Corps, Manhattan, KS

1998 - 2000          Longterm substitute  for 6th Grade Math, Junction City, KS

1995 -1998           Longterm substitute in Kindergarten and 2nd Grade, Ft. Benning, GA

1993 - 1995          3rd/4th Grade Combination, Baker, CA


I was born and raised in the Netherlands. My Dad was in the Dutch Airforce so we moved around quite a bit. I met my husband Kyle when he was stationed in Germany. My husband always wanted to settle down in his hometown of Apache after his retirement from the Army. So after a life of moving every 2 - 3 years to new cities, states, and continents, we settled down in Apache to raise our 2 boys, Burke and Cimarron.

I've had the privilege of being hired as a 1st Grade teacher in 2014 here at Sunset and I've enjoyed it tremendously. What a great place to work!