Mr. Dennis Smith

Phone: 847-548-8470 x1019


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 16th 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 Mr. Gaidar provide paraprofessional support. We use Google Classroom and Edgenunity as a 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. 


Email is the best way to contact me