Janet Smith is the Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Office of Digital Learning and UA Online. Janet obtained her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona in 2004 and her MEd of Educational Leadership-Higher Education in 2009 from Northern Arizona University.
During her time as a classroom teacher, Janet served in a variety of leadership roles, mentored new teachers, and was a contributor to the Vail School District’s award-winning Beyond Textbooks initiative. Most recently, she taught with a virtual school where students were attending completely online.
Janet’s research interests include best practices in online instruction and course design at both the K-12 and post-secondary levels, educational policy with regard to high-stakes testing, and how poverty impacts educational opportunity at every level.