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Business Dept. Faculty

Mrs. Ann Andrews has been teaching at Smithfield High School for over twenty four years. She is a graduate of Barrington College, now Gordon College in Wenham, MA. She received her teacher certification  through the University of Rhode Island.  She teaches Strategies for Success, Business: Basics and Beyond, Computer Literacy and Multimedia. Her focus is to offer her students opportunities to seriously consider their interests and abilities when looking to where their future lies. She is the Smithfield High FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) lead advisor. 

 Adam Spring has been a business educator at Smithfield High School for over 17 years. During this time, he has developed a successful business law program, and crafted the curriculum for our sports marketing and sports management courses.  He is also a college tennis coach at both Rhode Island College (women) and Johnson & Wales University (men).  Adam is currently the department chair of the Business, Technology, and Family and Consumer Science Department.  Adam received his B.A. in Business Administration from URI in 1994 and his Master of Arts in Teaching from Johnson and Wales University in 1997. He also attained National Board Certification in Career and Technical Education - Secondary Business in 2008. Lastly, he teaches adjunct courses in the Sports, Entertainment, and Event Management Department at Johnson & Wales University.  Miss Erica Valentine has been teaching at Smithfield High School for over 12 years. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1993 with a B.S. in Finance. After working in Retirement Plan Administration for six years, Miss Valentine attended Johnson & Wales University and received her Master of Arts in Teaching. This year, she will be teaching Accounting, Banking and Credit, Personal Finance, International Business, along with three EEP courses (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Financial Accounting). Miss Valentine is the Director of the Academy of Finance and works with the members of her department to provide real world experiences to the students of Smithfield High School.  Ms. Cynthia Davis will be starting her 11th year as a school-based coordinator for career and technical education, the last 7 of these years at Smithfield High School.  Before her work as an SBC, Cynthia was a classroom teacher (French), a senior employment specialist working with American and refugee clients, and a project coordinator at RIDE for a social and emotional learning federal grant.  Her SBC responsibilities include serving as a liaison between the federally funded Perkins programs at the school and the teachers/program managers as well as creating career awareness and career exploration opportunities for students and faculty.  She has earned a BA in French/Russian Education from Syracuse University and an MS in Human Services Planning and Administration from the University of Massachusetts.