TJ- Smorol

Mr. Smorol
email: joseph_smorol@dpsk12.org

Phone: 720-423-7028

“For a thing to endure it must be made of either granite or words” -Robert Stone

EDUCATION

Masters Degree: Literacy Education 5-12

Syracuse University

Graduated: 2011

Bachelor of Arts: English Textual Studies & English Education
Syracuse University
Graduated:2010

ENDORSEMENTS: Colorado Dept. Education
• English Language Arts 7-12

Life Before Thomas Jefferson High School

Before coming to work at TJ I taught English for 5 years at another high school in DPS, and before that I taught for 4 years at a middle school in northern Virginia. I was born and raised in upstate New York, where the autumns are beautiful, and the winters are long and dark. I love to write poetry and stories, snowboard in the winter, and do most fun things outdoors. I will spare you the details about my affinity for hiking and camping–this is Colorado after all. I am a HUGE college basketball fan, so always looking forward to March Madness. I love to listen to music and go to shows at Red Rocks or at the Ogden (pre-covid that is). These days I spend most of my free time with my nose buried in a book. Need a book recommendation? Ask me!