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Star: Teri Smith

Teri was born and raised in Southern Oregon, graduating from Eagle Point High School, attending SOU and working at local high schools while she finished her degrees. Although she enjoyed working with teenagers, she believes her calling was to work with adults pursuing further education in an attempt to better their lives, or the lives of their families. She has been a part of the Rogue Community College family for the last 12 years, where she currently serves as the Dean of Health and Public Service. She appreciates that every day she sees individuals do what they didn’t think was possible by learning new skills and then moving into better employment because of their effort to complete an academic program.

Teri and her husband, Mark, have lived in Central Point for over 25 years and enjoy spending time traveling, fishing the Rogue River, hanging out with their seven grandchildren (soon to be eight) or watching baseball games. Southern Oregon is an amazing place to live and she feels fortunate to have raised four children here.

Prior to working at Rogue Community College, Teri worked at Crater High School where she was the Sparrow Club advisor. She believes in the difference Sparrow Clubs makes for both individuals and for our community through supporting families in medical need. She has volunteered in various Sparrow Clubs events for over 15 years and is honored to participate in Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars to help spread the Sparrow Clubs mission of serving others, creating compassion and encouraging youth opportunities for positive change.

Dance partner and bios coming soon!