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About Mrs. Cantrell


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.