Phone: 757-531-3000


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Ms. Jessica Smart

Teacher-Special Education

“If you can’t be good then be GREAT”, there is greatness in all of us. As the Social Skills teacher at Azalea Gardens Middle School, it is my purpose and pleasure to help you achieve your academic and personal dreams. I have been an educator for five years, serving as a learning support teacher and special education case manager. The Unsinkable Albany State University and The Norfolk State University have prepared me for this journey. As a Navy wife, I have traveled to many places and meet many people, but nowhere compares to the rich, vibrant culture of Norfolk, Virginia. I thoroughly enjoy spending my free time with my husband and dog, tending to my garden, “trying” to catch fish, and winning on video games. With my competitive spirit, I will encourage and motivate you to step outside of your comfort zone and embrace an ever-changing life. Feel free to reach out to me at or 757-323-2105.