Phone: 847-986-1019


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Criminal Justice Administration San Jose State University 1988 MAT Special Education National Louis University 2005

Mr. Dennis Smith

This is my 17th year teaching at Cyd Lash Academy, and I look forward to providing a classroom that is both academically challenging, and a safe place for students. Our pod consists of co-teacher Mr. Weidner and our social workers Mrs. Kaply and Mrs. Gottlieb. Mrs. Nadolny and Mrs. Vondrak provide paraprofessional support. We use Google Classroom and Edgenuity as remote learning tools to provide online activities that can be accessed from home or other placements.  

I coach the CAAEL chess team.

In all my years of teaching, I have never had a student fail who attended class and made an honest effort to participate.