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Staff Recognition
Teacher of the Year
Educational Support Professional of the Year
  • Cindy Davis

    Hi, I'm Cindy Davis. I have lived in Smyrna for the past 16 years with my husband, Jay and our 18 year old son, Taylor. I acquired my position as a Paraprofessional in the Smyrna School District four years ago. For the past three years I have been at Clayton Elementary School working in the Level B classroom with Michele Coldiron and Alicia Sierra. To say that I love my job, the staff that I work with here at CES, and the students, is an understatement. Every day is a fulfilling experience. Outside of work I enjoy bowling on a league with my family, attending train club meetings and events and spending time with my family and friends. It is my wish to continue to work with students at CES for many years to come. Thank you to one and all for all of your continued support throughout the years, especially this past year as it was a very hard one for me. I appreciate all of you and am always here for the staff, students and parents of CES.



  • Shannon Peal 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year

    Shannon Peal is in her 5th year as a first grade teacher at Clayton Elementary School in the Smyrna School District. She feels so fortunate to teach in the same school and first grade classroom that she learned in as a child. Mrs. Peal graduated from Smyrna High School with her diploma in 2009 and graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Delaware State University in 2013 where she was also a part of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society for education majors. She completed her one year program in Smyrna School District’s Aspiring Leadership Committee and is currently a member of the Teachers Advisory Council working alongside other proactive educators in her district. In her classroom, she believes that relationships with students are most important and enjoys creating a classroom that is a safe and positive environment for her students. Mrs. Peal confidently reports that at any given time in her classroom, there will be laughter, learning, jokes, dancing, positivity, discovery, and love radiating through her students. Her favorite is a mixture of all of it.

The Smyrna School District does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, marital status, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected category or status in accordance with state and federal laws.

Inquiries should be directed to the District Superintendent. 82 Monrovia Ave, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, or telephone (302) 653-8585