Hello, and Welcome to the 5th Grade web page.
My name is Traci Fairless and I am the new 5th grade teacher this year!
I was born in 1987 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Avant a small town north of Tulsa. I am the oldest of 6 kids.The only child of my mom and dad. They divorced when I was 4 and both of them have since remarried. My mom and stepdad have 3 young girls, ages 14, 9, and 7. My dad and stepmom were unable to have their own children so they adopted my brother who is now 11. We got him my very first day of high school of my freshman year in 2002. In 2005 my parents traveled to China and adopted my little sister. I am very blessed to have my family!
I attended Elementary school in Avant through the 8th grade. From there I attended Skiatook High School where I played Softball and Basketball, a member of FFA and FCCLA. I graduated High School in 2006 and went on to attend Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. While in college I met Clancey, we married in 2010. I graduated with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. From there I started work here at Smithville as an assistant. At the beginning of school in 2012 I was out on maternity leave with my beautiful baby girl! I came back in September and taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd Social Studies and Science.
I feel very blessed to have been given the opportunity to be the 5th grade teacher this year!