Hi! My name is Laurie Cantrell. I have been DYE's Library Media Specialist since 2001. Previous to that, I taught second grade (2 years) and third grade (3 years), all at David Youree. I have been here since 1996. I often say I was promoted to the library ~ the best of all jobs!! In this position I have the privilege, and challenge, to teach ALL students, in all grades. I love my job!
I moved to Smyrna as a young bride in 1982. I taught for 4 years in Nashville, then started our family. I did not return to teaching until my children were in elementary school. I met my husband in college in the 70's and we have been married 37 years...a lifetime! We have 2 adult daughters and 3 adorable grandchildren. Our grandchildren are some of our greatest joys! We also have 2 very large dogs (bulldog-boxer mix) and 1 small, shy cat. I love to cook, read, and play the keyboard/piano for worship at my church. I also love to find bargains and shop thrift stores/consignment sales.