Being in his class was amazing. I think I remember at least half of our classes, the whole class - and I don't remember a lot from that time. I think of Mr Smiley many many times through my life. If I could REALLY do anything I want, that would be some of the things from his class. I'm sure he wouldn't remember me, which is not the point of a teacher. I think teachers want to be remembered for good things and to make a positive influence on children.
I had Mr. Smiley from 79-83 too, and agree with the other person..don't ever lie to him. Otherwise he was a great teacher who made time for everyone, as long as you do the work and be nice to others.
I had Mr. Smiley from 79-83. He played favorites then too, but he was overall a very good teacher. Just don't ever lie to him or he will write you off forever
One of those teachers that I'll always remember. He was great! I had so much fun in his art class and on his soccer team in '93-'94. (Pebbles) :)
smiley was the greatest techer dekalb county ever saw. he truly cared about his students and considered those who got to know his as friends. he helped shape me into who i am today and his influence will always be in my life, thanks to him i am now a pho
Mr. Smiley was a great guy. While he did play favorites, his favorites were the ones who actually did their work and behaved appropriately.
plays favorites. disappointing. everyone says he's cool, but I found him to be a bit phony.