Fifth Grade

Deirdre Li

Chad Smith


Chad Smith has been teaching at Foothill Elementary School since 2007. He loves working at Foothill where there is such an incredibly tight knit and supportive community. Mr. Smith was born and raised in Santa Barbara, and remembers having basketball practice on the Foothill campus as a child. He is married to his high school sweetheart Katy, and together they have two incredible kids named Orion and Kaya. Mr. Smith loves music and the beach, and he finds many opportunities to share these passions with his family and his students. Mr. Smith loves to collect and play records, and he looks forward to growing dozens of varieties of tomato plants every year. He values positivity and kindness, and ends every class by wishing his students peace and love. Peace and Love!